New Zealanders had a quiet time of it at the pool on day 4 of the swimming.
Celyn Edwards narrowly missed a medal in the men’s SM8 200m individual medley.
Edwards was in third place with 20m to go before being passed by Canadian Philippe Vachon. It was an Australian double with Jesss Aungles and Blake Cochrane taking the gold and silver.
Edwards was timed at 2min 35.07s. Coming into the competition Edwards personal best was 2.44.82s. He smashed that time in his with 2min 40.28s, and went even faster in the final.
“I have no idea where those times came from,” he said, “but I’ve been working really hard on my backstroke, and had a good race plan here with Roly [coach] and my coach, Ben Close, back home in Christchurch.”
Daniel Hunter finished eighth in the men’s 100m freestyle final and was pleased with his time of 49.30s. However, it left him well behind the gold medallist, Duncan Scot of Scotland, who swam 1min 48.02s.
The three New Zealand women struggled in the women’s 100m freestyle semi-finals. Carina Doyle was the best of them 0 56.18s for 12th place. Laticia Transom swam 56.26 for 13th and Georgia Marris swam 56.48s for 15th. Marris’s time was a personal best by almost half a second.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Carina Doyle Celyn Edwards Laticia Transom Daniel Hunter Georgia Marris