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New Zealander Jesse Reynolds went within a whisker of snatching a bronze medal in the final session of swimming tonight.

Reynolds, 21, finished fourth in the men’s S9 backstroke in a time of 1min 05.50s. He was just 0.21s behind the bronze medallist.

In the same event Chris Arbuthnott was seventh in 1min 07.85s.

The New Zealand women’s 4 x 100m medley relay team of Helena Gasson, Bobby Gichard, Bronagh Ryan and Laticia Transom finished sixth in their final.

New Zealand had two swimmers in the men’s 200m individual medley. Throughout the Games Lewis Clareburt has claimed a lot of the headlines, but he was seventh in the final in 2min 01.13s, marginally quicker than his heat time. This time it was his team-mate, Bradlee Ashby, who turned heads with his effort in the final of 1min 59.59s, good enough for fifth, and a full second better than he managed in his heat. The race was won by Australian Mitch Larkin in 1min 57.67s.

Carina Doyle made the final of the women’s 400m freestyle with her heat time of 4min 13.33s. In the final she recorded 4min 15.89s and finished eighth, 15 seconds behind the winner, Australian sensation Ariarne Titmus.

 

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Carina Doyle Bradlee Ashby Lewis Clareburt Helena Gasson Bobbi Gichard Bronagh Ryan Laticia Transom Jesse Reynolds Chris Arbuthnott Swimming
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