Rowers Headline Aussie Medal Hunt

Posted on August 9, 2016 by

NSWIS rower Genevieve Horton competes in the semi-finals of the women’s double sculls this evening.

Horton and partner Sally Kehoe finished second in their heat on day one of competition and will be looking to secure a spot in the medal race.

It’s the first Olympic Games for the former junior world champion.

The 21-year-old is the youngest member of the Australian rowing section in Rio.

Cameron Girdlestone rows for gold as part of the men’s quadruple sculls crew.

The crew earned a direct passage through to the medal race with victory in their heat on the opening day of these Games.

He will be joined in the boat by Karsten Forsterling, Alexander Belonogoff and James McRae.

Ian Borrows is back in action this evening in the C1 Canoe Slalom semi-finals.

He has had a day to freshen up after qualifying fifth for the semis.

NSWIS boxer Daniel Lewis fights at his first Olympic Games in the 75kg division later tonight.

It is a long overdue Olympic debut for Lewis after he broke his jaw at the trials for the London Games in 2012.

Lewis has drawn Poland’s Tomasz Jablonski in the first round of the middleweight division and could take on Uzbekistan’s No. 2 seed Bektemir Melikuziev on Friday.

He will need to progress through four rounds if he is to win Australia’s first Olympic boxing medal in 28 years

The Kookaburras, featuring NSWIS athletes Blake Govers, Matthew Dawson and Simon Orchard will be looking to bounce back quickly from their shock loss to Spain when they take on Belgium.

Swimmer Jacob Hansford will be in action in the heats of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

NSWIS wishes track cyclist Ashlee Ankundinoff a quick recovery after suffering a fall in training at the Velodrome.

The Australian women’s team pursuit squad was in training when the unfortunate incident occurred.

To read more about the crash CLICK HERE

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