Olympics: Black Ferns eye medal on day three

9:38 pm on 8 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - New Zealand's rowing contingent will be out on the water overnight and the women's sevens rugby team have a shot at a medal.

New Zealand's Portia Woodman scores a try in the women’s rugby sevens quarter-final match between New Zealand and USA during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016.

New Zealand's Portia Woodman scores a try in the women's rugby sevens quarter-final match between New Zealand and USA Photo: AFP

Day three in Rio kicks off with a number of New Zealand's rowing crews competing in heats, and follows tricky weather conditions on the water that led to the second day of rowing being called off.

The men's quadruple sculls starts at 11.30pm (NZ time), and they need to finish towards the front of the repechage to stay in contention.

Rowing heats tonight also include the women's and men's eights at 12am and 12.10am, and lightweight women's double sculls at 2.20am and the women's pair at 3.40am.

Darcina-rose Manuel will be competing in the women's 57kg judo elimination round in her first Olympics appearence at 1am.

Darcina-rose Manuel will be competing in the women's 57kg judo competition. Photo: Supplies / NZOC

Darcina-rose Manuel will be competing in the women's 57kg judo elimination round in her first Olympics appearance at 1am.

Also at 1am, the New Zealand equestrian eventing team will enter the cross country stage.

New Zealand has dropped back to 6th overall in the team eventing competition, after the dressage rounds, with Sir Mark Todd the best-placed in the individual standings at 17th.

And the women's rugby sevens team have advanced to the semi-finals where they will meet Great Britain at 6am. Win that game and they advance straight to the final at 10am.

- RNZ

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