Manawatu swimmers in the medals
What a medal haul for the two Manawatu swimmers at the Commonwealth Youth Games at Bahamas.
Feilding’s Mya Rasmussen won a silver medal on the fifth day of competition on Sunday (NZ Time) in the 200m medley, making it her third medal of the swim meet.
Nearly 700 swimmers from more than 100 clubs, including several who are targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, are in action at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.
Rasmussen, from the Kiwi West Aquatics club in Palmerston North, smashed her own national age record for 16 years in winning the 400m individual medley.
She clocked 4:44.89, faster than all age group national records, and nearly four seconds faster than her previous record set in Australia in December.
Her time was less than two seconds outside the qualifying mark of 4:43.06 for this year’s elite world championships.
‘‘I was really not expecting it,’’ she said. ‘‘I was crying at the end, I was just so happy.’’
Australian-based Taihape expat Laticia Transom won a bronze in the 50m freestyle, her fourth medal of the event
Transom also won gold in the 200m freestyle, silver in the 100m freestyle and was in the goldmedal-winning mixed 4x200m freestyle relay team.
Paris Cutler of Ashhurst Aquanauts was also in great form, winning five freestyle gold medals.
Mya Rasmussen of New Zealand poses with a flag.