1 Aug 2022

Moss Burmester on Lewis Clareburt's performance Commonwealth Games gold

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 1 August 2022

New Zealand's newest swimming sensation, Lewis Clareburt, has this morning won his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games, coming from behind to win a thrilling 200-metre butterfly final in Birmingham.

Clareburt was in third place heading into the final lap, with it a tight contest as to who would touch the wall first.

It backs up the gold medal the 23-year-old won in the 400-metre indivudal medley yesterday morning. Clareburt says he even surprised himself with the win.

New Zealand also claimed another gold in the pool shortly after, with para swimmer Joshua Willmer winning the Men's 100-metre Breaststroke SB8 final.

Clareburt says one of his swimming idols was Moss Burmester, who claimed gold in the 200 metre butterfly back at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Burmester has been watching Clareburt closely.

He spoke to Corin Dann.