Boyle wins bronze at Pan Pacific swim champs

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 22:22 23/08/2014
Lauren Boyle
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MEDAL HAUL: Lauren Boyle has won five medals at major meets over the past month.

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Lauren Boyle has struck precious metal again tonight, this time grabbing bronze at the Pan Pacific swimming championships on the Gold Coast.

After winning 800m freestyle silver on Thursday, tonight Boyle has claimed bronze in the 400m freestyle - securing just New Zealand's fourth medal at the prestigious meet since the year 2000.

Predictably, American wonderkid Katie Ledecky, 17, again took gold - only this time posting a new world record in the process.

Ledecky's winning time of 3:58.37 was comfortably ahead of compatriot Cierra Runge (4:04.55) who in turn beat Boyle to silver by just over a second (4:05.33).

The result continued a rich, three-year form streak for Aucklander Boyle, the 400m Commonwealth champion and 800m world short course champion.

On Friday at the Pan Pacific championships, fellow New Zealander Glenn Snyders also won 100m breaststroke bronze.

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