Published Sunday 29 July 2012

North Shore’s Glenn Snyders failed to find his best form this evening and missed out on a place in the Olympic men’s 100 breaststroke final.
Snyders, who set the New Zealand swim camp buzzing this morning with his national record time of 59.78s, could manage just 1min 00.15s in his semi-final.
He was the fifth fastest qualifier after the heats, but slipped to 15th overall after the semis.
The 25-year-old said he was disappointed with his semi-final effort.
“I gave it everything, but it just wouldn’t come tonight,” he said. “I felt I was up there at the turn, but it wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked.”
Snyders looked well-placed in second place at the 50m mark, but he began labouring over the final stages. “I could feel myself fading badly over that last 20 metres.”
Though he’d have liked more, Snyders can hardly be disappointed with his 100m breaststroke effort. He smashed his own New Zealand record by 0.16s and as he said, even his semi-final time was respectable.
He will now focus his efforts on the 200m breaststroke on Tuesday.