11 Aug 2016

NZ women's hockey team topple Spain

2:53 am on 11 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - The New Zealand women's hockey team has beaten Spain 2-1 in their latest game in Rio.

Spain's Gigi Oliva (R) vies for the ball with New Zealand's Petrea Webster during the women's field hockey Spain vs New Zealand match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August, 10 2016.

Spain's Gigi Oliva, right vies for the ball with New Zealand's Petrea Webster. Photo: AFP

Kelsey Smith scored from a penalty corner in the second quarter and a field goal in the final quarter.

The Spaniards grabbed a goal just before full time.

The Black Sticks women now have two wins and a loss and remain in contention for the quarter-finals.

Their remaining pool matches are against world number one The Netherlands and China.

New Zealand's Linda Villumsen cycles during the Women's Individual Time Trial event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016.

New Zealand's Linda Villumsen cycles during the Women's Individual Time Trial event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. Photo: AFP

New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen missed out on a medal in the women's individual time trial in Rio.

The Danish-born rider battled wet conditions out on the road, placing sixth, 28 seconds off the pace.

The 31-year-old said she was sad about the result.

"It was very hard today. The roads on the downhills were very slick. I didn't want to take chances, and that cost me some time.

"Maybe my legs were tired from the road race. I didn't feel like I had good legs today," she said.

The American Kristin Armstrong landed herself her a third Olympic gold medal with a time of 44.26.42.

It is Villumsen's favoured event, she won gold last year at the UCI Road World Championships.

- RNZ

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