1 Aug 2013

Snyders sixth in 50 breaststroke final

8:05 am on 1 August 2013

Auckland swimmer Glenn Snyders has finished sixth in the 50 metres breaststroke final at the world swimming championships in Barcelona.

South Africa's Cameron Van Der Burgh took the gold by one-hundredth of a second from Australia's Christian Sprenger, in a reversal of their result from the 100 metres.

Snyders' time was 27.21 seconds, compared with Van der Burgh's 26.77.

Quadruple Olympic champion Missy Franklin of the United States powered to her third gold in Barcelona with victory in the women's 200 metres freestyle final.

18-year-old Franklin, a backstroke specialist, says she was motivated after finishing fourth in the Olympic final.

Franklin withdrew from the 50 backstroke semi-finals, meaning she is competing in just seven events in Barcelona.

Sun Yang of China won his second gold, taking out the men's 800 freestyle title, and there were two golds for South Africa, with Chad Le Clos winning the 200 butterfly to go with Van Der Burgh's 50 breaststroke gold.