Kiwi swimming pair gain medals in France

Last updated 13:28 06/07/2014
lauren boyle
KIWI HOPE: Lauren Boyle was one of two NZ swimmers to win a bronze medal on the second day of the French Open Championships overnight.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

NZ boxing 2014: David Nyika, Joseph Parker names ring a bell Shipwrecked Team Vestas Wind yacht salvaged and could be repaired Muhammad Ali condition 'vastly improved' NZ snow sports 2014: Winter of content despite Sochi setbacks Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - December 23 Prices are rising up for equestrian medal at Rio Olympics Packers, Steelers and Cowboys head to NFL playoffs Sydney to Hobart race fleet warned about strong winds Sonny Bill Williams: Code-hoping cool for sportsmen New Zealand sailor suing America's Cup holder Oracle Team USA

New Zealand's Commonwealth Games swimming hopes Lauren Boyle and Matthew Stanley were on the podium on the second day of the French Open Championships in Vichy overnight.

They won bronze medals in the women's 400m freestyle and men's 200m freestyle, respectively, as most of the NZ team had strong hit-outs ahead of Glasgow.

Following on from victory in her favoured 800m freestyle the previous day, Boyle was third in the 400m freestyle behind current double world medley champion Katinka Hosszu from Hungary and Olympic medallist Coralie Balmy from France in 4:11.23.

Stanley, finding form since arriving from Australia last week, followed his podium in the 400m freestyle with third placing in the 200m. Australian hope David McKeon claimed the honours in 1:48.34 from Frenchman Clement Cote with Stanley third in 1:49.55, just over two  seconds off his best.

Glasgow-bound Kiwis qualified for seven other A finals on the second day of competition in Vichy.

Samantha Lee was fourth in the 200m butterfly in 2:15.44; Emma Robinson was fifth in the 400m freestyle in 4:124.68; Steven Kent  placed fifth in the 200m freestyle in 1:50.24 with Samantha Lucie-Smith seventh in the 100m freestyle clocking 56.72.

North Shore's Laura Quilter showed her versatility to place eighth in the 50m butterfly (27.33), 100m backstroke (1:04.92) and 100m  freestyle (56.83). She also combined with Stanley, Kent and Lucie-Smith to finish third in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay in 3:37.55, just pipping the other NZ combination of Ewan Jackson, Mitchell Donaldson, Lee and Tash Hind.

The NZ team now head to Mallorca, where they will be joined by American-based Glenn Snyders and Corey Main, for the staging camp  ahead of the Commonwealth Games starting on 24 July.

 


Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content