6 Aug 2015

Snyders 7th in world championship final

6:21 am on 6 August 2015

The North Shore swimmer Glenn Snyders has finished seventh in the 50m breaststroke final on day four of the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Glenn Snyders

Glenn Snyders Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 28-year-old, based in Los Angeles, followed up his sixth placing in the same event in Barcelona two years ago, and was just 13/100ths of a second off fifth in 27.36.

It was a blink slower than his semi-final time, but both times were his fastest in the last 18 months.

"Being in the final with the fastest guys in the world was pretty special. We had two world records as well in the heats and semi, so I was really happy to be in the final," Snyders said.

"The swim was ok. There were a couple of things I could have done better. I was happy to get those times in the 50, after the disappointment in the 100 where everyone swam unbelievably fast that morning and I was disappointed to get 18th."

"After the first day I told myself to bounce back and go for a good time in the 50 which I did and made the final."

He returns to the pool for the 200m breaststroke tonight, an event that will test the sprint specialist.

"I have nothing to lose. I am just going to go for it, swim my heat well and post a good time."

As well as Snyders in the 200m breaststroke tonight, Corey Main competes in his favoured 200m backstroke.

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