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Mixed kind of. On the one hand we got more medals than ever before, but not more golds. On the other hand, a few people who were expected to medal missed out. What "saved" the day was a handful of people who were at the Olympics for the first time. One was the youngest female to ever win a medal for New Zealand, pole vault. Another who was the first man to ever win a field event for New Zealand, in shot put. The sports that got the biggest funding over the last four years didn't really deliver, swimming and rowing. For the first time at a single Olympics a female won 2 medals, Kayaking.

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