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Golden Double Start for NZ at World University Games

Golden Double Start for NZ at World University Games

15th August 2011

It’s been a golden start for Glenn Snyders and Lauren Boyle at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

The golden double start to the games has been in the men’s and women’s swimming with gold for Glenn Snyders in the 200m breaststroke, and gold for Lauren Boyle in the 800m freestyle.

The top kiwi swimmers Glenn Snyders and Lauren Boyle broke New Zealand records in the pool at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

Snyders claimed victory in the men's 200m breaststroke final with a new record time of two minutes 10.85 seconds before Boyle continued New Zealand's winning streak with victory in the women's 800m freestyle final.

Boyle also set a New Zealand record with her time of 8min 26.30sec. Gareth Kean then capped off the night with a third place in the men's 200m backstroke final.

A third medal was won with a bronze going to Gareth Kean in the 200m backstroke.

“The early wins have been a been a fantastic start to the games with hopefully more to come ”, says Alayna Carter, Executive Director at University Sport.

University Sport New Zealand is a Wellington based not for profit organisation and is the only National Sporting Organisation for tertiary sport in New Zealand. For more information visit our website at www.universitysport.org.nz


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