21 Aug 2008

NZ moves up to 17th on medal table

10:57 am on 21 August 2008

New Zealand's Olympic medal tally now stands at nine following board sailor Tom Ashley's gold on Wednesday night and Nick Willis's bronze in the 1500 metres.

The day before, Bevan Docherty won bronze in the men's triathlon in Beijing.

The country is now in 17th place on the medals table. China continues to lead ahead of the United States.

Ashley's gold has taken New Zealand's gold medal tally in Beijing to three - the same as Athens - but the overall total of nine is four more than 2004's.