Kayaker Lisa Carrington could clinch New Zealand's 13th medal of the London Olympics tonight.
Carrington goes into the K1 200 canoe sprint final as the fastest qualifier, although she's just five hundredths of a second ahead of Hungarian rival Natasa Douchev-Janics
Canoe Racing NZ high performance manager Grant Restall says things are encouraging for Carrington.
The penultimate day of Olympic competition is also the first and last for two members of the New Zealand team.
Mountain biker Karen Hanlen and race walker Quentin Rew have had to standby for two weeks, waiting for 182 other members of the New Zealand team to start and finish their campaigns.