The Herald reports:
It’s a surprise silver for New Zealand. The Tauranga-born Luuka Jones has won the Olympic silver medal in the canoe slalom.
Jones was the slowest qualifier for the 10-person final this morning, but pulled out an outstanding run as the first paddler.
Her silver medal is the third at these games. After a dismal couple of days, it made for an encouraging Friday along with the gold that went to Hamish Bond and Eric Murray in the rowing.
An amazing performance in the final. What the Olympics is all about – pulling out 100% when you need it.
Has been interesting that half our medals have come from those thought unlikely to get one, while some of those regarded as dead certs didn’t even make the finals.