Swim­mingly good at world champs

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata swim­mer Matthew Stan­ley fin­ished sixth in his first world cham­pi­onship fi­nal in Turkey on De­cem­ber 13.

The 20- year- old clocked 1:44.55 in the 200m freestyle, won by Olympic and world cham­pion Ryan Lochte of the Unites States, on the open­ing night of the short course cham­pi­onships at the Si­nan Er­dem Dome in Is­tan­bul.

Stan­ley was fourth fastest in qual­i­fy­ing with a per­sonal best 1:44.13 in the morn­ing heat.

Lon­don Olympian Stan­ley was the only New Zealand swim­mer to qual­ify for the fi­nals on the first day, break­ing the 1:45 bar­rier for the first time, then re­peat­ing it.

His pre­vi­ous best was 1:45.02 set at a world cup leg in Sin­ga­pore re­cently.

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