Life­savers show im­pres­sive form

Ki­wis take top po­si­tions at world champs in Ger­many

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Ti­tahi Bay swim­mer Steven Kent hit im­pres­sive form in the res­cue surf life­sav­ing world cham­pi­onships in Waren­dorf, Ger­many, over the weekend.

The 25-year-old, who is also a New Zealand Olympic swim­ming rep­re­sen­ta­tive, was named top male com­peti­tor of the cham­pion- ships.

He set na­tional records in the 100m manikin carry with fins and and in the men’s 50m manikin carry.

In the men’s 200m ob­sta­cles, Kent was a con­vinc­ing win­ner in a time of 1min 54.65s, set­ting a Euro­pean record in the process.

It was Kent’s third Ger­man Cup com­pe­ti­tion since 2007.

He at­tended the res­cue surf life­sav­ing world cham­pi­onships in 2008 and 2010.

Lyall Bay’s Sa­man­tha Lee won the women’s manikin carry with fins and set a world record in the 100m res­cue med­ley in a time of 1min 09.59s.

Ear­lier she claimed gold in the women’s 200m ob­sta­cles.

Lee, also a lead­ing pool swim­mer, was named the top fe­male com­peti­tor of the cham­pi­onships.

Wainui surf club’s Laura Quilter set a world record in the 50m manikin carry.

Kent and Lee hinted at what was to come when they com­peted in the BeNe Cup last week, be­ing named the top male and fe­male.

The BeNe Cup, also a pool res­cue com­pe­ti­tion, was held over two days in An­twerp, Bel­gium, and Eind­hoven, the Nether­lands.

Win­ner: Steven Kent was in out­stand­ing form in the Ger­man Cup.

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