Burling and Tuke sail into Olympic silver
Tauranga’s Peter Burling and teammate Blair Tuke have claimed silver in the Olympic sailing 49er class.
Great Britain won the gold medal in a photo finish that saw Germany finish just a metre or so behind Britain.
Tuke and Burling take home the silver medal after finishing 2nd overall and 3rd in the medal race.
Blair Tuke & Peter Burling have just won a #Silver in the Sailing 49er Class! What an amazing feat from two class athletes. #EarnTheFern #Earned #KoTātauTeKapaAotearoa #WeAreTheNZTeam #Olympics #Sailing pic.twitter.com/420NlxTMQr— The New Zealand Team (@TheNZTeam) August 3, 2021
That's three medals in three hours for the New Zealand team taking our tally up to 15 medals with 6 golds, 4 silvers and 5 bronzes.
Ohope’s Lisa Carrington won two gold medals within the space of an hour earlier today.
The Bay of Plenty Olympian followed her K1 200 title gold medal win with a triumph in the K2 500m in Tokyo alongside Caitlin Regal.
She is the first New Zealand woman to win two gold medals at the same Olympics.