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New Zealand’s winning athletes at the Rio Olympics 2016

Congratulations to all of our athletes competing at this year's Olympic Games in Rio!
Valerie Adams

We’re immensely proud of all of our athletes competing at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio!

From hockey to rowing and everything in between, New Zealand’s 2016 Olympians are giving it their all and representing Aotearoa on the world stage.

With just a few more days left in the Games this year, here are the Kiwi athletes who have won a medal so far at Rio.

All photos from Getty

Tomas Walsh captured the bronze medal in the men’s shot put final today.

Sailing duo (and New Zealand’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony) Blair Tuke and Peter Burling officially won gold overnight for their efforts in the men’s 49er class.

The golden pair are part of a rush of medal wins for New Zealand today.

Lisa Carrington – who won gold in the K1 200m earlier in the week – claimed her second medal at the Games with a bronze in the K1 500m race.

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech also earned their spot on the podium with a silver in the 49erFX.

Pictured: Alex Maloney jumps into the water after winning the silver medal.

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie added to New Zealand’s medal haul as well, winning a silver in the 470s.

The duo pose proudly with their medals.

Lisa Carrington is now a double Olympic champion after her big win in the K1 200m canoe sprint this morning!

The Kiwi star finished in 39.864 seconds, comfortably ahead of second-place finisher Marta Walczykiewicz from Poland, who took silver with a time of 40.279 seconds.

Congratulations to Lisa! Watch her gold medal-winning efforts in the next slide.

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Olympic gold for Lisa Carrington at Lucky Lagoa

Kiwi sailor Sam Meech also added to New Zealand’s medal haul today with a bronze for his efforts in the Laser class at Rio.

“I was aiming to have a shot at getting a medal and to finish it off was absolutely amazing,” Sam told Stuff.

Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown

Rowing duo Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown scored silver in the women’s pair finals.

The women finished with an impressive time of 7:19:53.

Luuka Jones

Luuka Jones won the silver in the women’s canoe slalom event, posting an amazing time of 101.82 seconds.

In a victorious shot taken after the race, Luuka throws her arms in the air, celebrating her big moment.

Luuka poses for a photo with Spain’s Maialen Chourraut, who claimed gold, and Australia’s Jessica Fox, who came in third.

After a thrilling final race – where he beat Croatia’s Damir Martin to the finish line by just 3cm – rowing star Mahe Drysdale achieved his dream of back-to-back Olympic gold medals.

Mahe Drysdale

The Kiwi athlete celebrates with his adorable daughter Bronte after the race.

Mahe poses for a photo with Damir and the Czech Republic’s Ondrej Synek, who won the bronze medal.

Hamish Bond Eric Murray

Victorious rowing pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray pose with their gold medals after taking out the men’s final.

The golden pair have now clinched their second consecutive gold medal for New Zealand.

The duo pose with South Africa’s Shaun Keeling and Lawrence Brittain and Italy’s Marco di Costanzo and Giovanni Abagnale.

Cycling trio

Cycling trio Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins won the silver medal in the men’s team sprint finals, missing out on gold by just 0.102 seconds.

The trio wave to the crowds at the medal ceremony.

Valerie Adams

Valerie Adams claimed the silver in the shot put final, with a 20.42m throw.

The Kiwi star – who married long-time love Gabriel Price earlier this year, was competing in her fourth straight Olympic Games this year.

The Kiwi star proudly hoists the New Zealand flag above her head after the finals.

The women’s rugby sevens team took silver after a hard-fought match against their Aussie rivals.

After the final, the team delivered an emotional haka to their supporters in the crowd.

Natalie Rooney

Shooter Natalie Rooney won New Zealand’s first medal in Rio, claiming the silver for her efforts in the women’s trap event.

Rio was Natalie’s first Olympics, after she narrowly missed out on a place in the team for London in 2012.

Eliza McCartney

19 year old Eliza McCartney took home the bronze medal in pole vaulting, becoming New Zealand’s youngest female medallist at an Olympic Games.

Nick Willis

Winning bronze in the 1500m, Nick Willis became the oldest Olympic medallist in the blue riband event.

Lydia Ko

Golfing prodigy Lydia Ko claimed the silver medal at Olympic women’s golf tournament

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