- Publish Date
- Thursday, 4 August 2022, 9:31AM
It's been a superb day for New Zealand athletes!
The judo team kicked things off with Kody Andrews leading a three-medal haul with a silver in the men's 100kg event.
Moira De Villiers claimed bronze in the women's -78kg after defeating Ayuk Otay Arrey Sophina of Cameroon by Ippon with 28 seconds left.
Gisborne's Sydnee Andrews also claimed bronze with the 19-year-old promising gold in four years' time after defeating Sarah Hawkes of Northern Ireland in their women's +78kg bronze bout.
Lewis Clareburt's quest for a third gold medal fell just short as he picked up a bronze to end his campaign.
The Kiwi finished third in the 200m individual medley final with Scotland's Duncan Scott taking the gold ahead of Tom Dean of England.
Paul Coll made history for New Zealand, defeating Wales' Joel Makin 3-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 to become the first Kiwi man to win a gold medal in squash at a Commonwealth Games.
Hamish Kerr has continued to blaze a trail for Kiwi sport as he won the high jump gold medal in Birmingham.
While Maddi Wesche - who confirmed her potential with a sixth placing at the Olympics - claimed bronze in the shot put.
Four years after seizing gold with a snarl in the men's cross country mountain biking, Sam Gaze claimed his second with a smile.
The Kiwi mountain biker today blew away the field to win the gold at Cannock Chase Forest, with his only compatriot Ben Oliver following his commanding lead to take silver.
Lastly, David Liti was pipped for gold in the men's 109+kg weightlifting final.
The Kiwi was unable to win a second straight Commonwealth Games gold medal today, made to settle for silver at the NEC in Birmingham.
Congratulations to all our athletes!