4 Apr 2009

Burmester qualifies in another event

7:02 am on 4 April 2009

Olympian Moss Burmester showed there's more strings to his bow on the second night of finals at the New Zealand Open Swim Championships in Christchurch.

The 27-year-old, who finished fourth in the Olympic final in the 200-metre butterfly, won the men's 400-metre freestyle under the world championship qualifying time.

Burmester, who qualified in the 100-metre butterfly with training mate Corney Swanepoel the night before, went under the 400 qualifying time by nearly two seconds and his time was less than a second away from Danyon Loader's long-standing New Zealand record.

The meet doubles as the official trial for July's world championships in Rome.

His clubmate from Swimming New Zealand's International Training Centre, Glenn Snyders also qualified for his second world championship swim, going under the mark to win the 200-metre breaststroke.