10 Oct 2010

Snyders ends NZ swimming campaign with eighth place

3:39 pm on 10 October 2010

The New Zealand swimmer Glenn Snyders has finished eighth in the 200 metre breaststroke final on the last day of competition in the pool in Delhi.

Snyders, who won a silver medal in the 50 metre breaststroke event, finished motre than three seconds behind the gold medalist, Australian Brenton Rickard, in a time of 2:14.42 minutes.

New Zealand's swimmers won six medals in total, four silver and two bronze, matching the six medals won at the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

The swimming coach Mark Regan says he's pleased that many of the younger athletes have stepped up this week.

But Regan says the most pleasing thing is that many of the swimmers now have experienced qualifying into middle lanes, and that will help them immeasurably through to the next Olympic Games in London.