1 Aug 2012

Snyders misses out on final

7:35 am on 1 August 2012

New Zealand swimmer Glenn Snyders has missed out on making the final of the 200 breaststroke event.

Snyders, 25, was unable to reproduce the national record breaking form that qualified him for the semi-finals.

His time was a second slower than he did in the heats on Tuesday, when he posted a time of 2min 10.55s and was fourth, shaving 0.3s off his New Zealand record.

He qualified 10th and raced in lane 2 of the first semifinal on Tuesday night.

The fastest qualifier for the final was Daniel Gyurta of Hungary with a time of 2min 8.71s.

On the opening day of Olympic swimming, Snyders broke his 100m breaststroke record, but was unable to progress further than the semifinals.

In the heats of the men's 4x200m freestyle on Tuesday, the New Zealand team of Steven Kent, Dylan Dunlop-Barrett, Matthew Stanley and Andrew McMillan were out of contention, finishing 15th with the second slowest time of 7min 17.18s.

The United States, France and Germany qualified fastest for the final on Wednesday.