Swim­mer a na­tional champ, again

Kapiti Observer - - SPORT - STAFF RE­PORTER

A teenage swim­mer from the Rau­mati Rap­tors Swim­ming Club is again a New Zealand cham­pion.

Para­pa­raumu 13-year-old Tori Grout has won a na­tional ti­tle for the sec­ond time this year, af­ter win­ning a gold medal in the 50m breast­stroke fi­nal, on top of sil­ver in the 100m breast­stroke and bronze in 200m breast­stroke, at the 2017 New Zealand Short Course Cham­pi­onships in Auck­land.

More than 100 clubs from through­out the coun­try and over­seas, in­clud­ing Aus­tralia and Tahiti, were rep­re­sented.

In March, Tori raced to gold at the Na­tional Age Group Cham­pi­onships.

She said she was ‘‘pretty happy’’ to stand on the top spot of the podium once again, at the top of her game and the top of her age group.

Also at the New Zealand Short Course Cham­pi­onships, fel­low Rap­tor swim­mer Tom­mie Milne, 16, of Reiko­rangi, won a bronze medal in her 100m breast­stroke fi­nal.

Rau­mati Rap­tors swim­mers Tom­mie Milne, left, and Tori Grout with their medals.

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