Snyders 8th in final

7:13 am on 10 October 2010

New Zealand swimmer Glenn Snyders has finished in 8th place in the 200-metre breaststroke final, on the last day of competition in the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Snyders, who won a silver medal in the 50-metre breaststroke event, finished more than three seconds behind gold medalist, Australian Brenton Rickard, in a time of 2 minutes 14.42 seconds.

New Zealand swimmers won six medals in total, four silver and two bronze, matching the six medals won at the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Coach Mark Regan says he's pleased that many of the younger athletes stepped up this week.

But Regan says the most pleasing thing, is that many of the swimmers now have experienced qualifying into middle lanes and that will help them immeasurably through to the next Olympic Games in London.