17 Oct 2011

Snyders adds to his World Cup swimming medal haul

6:40 pm on 17 October 2011

New Zealand's top ranked swimmer Glenn Snyders has claimed a silver medal on the second night of finals at the a World Cup meeting in Stockholm.

Snyders, who won the 50 metre breaststroke final on the opening night, finished second in the final of the 100 metre breaststroke.

The 24-year-old resumed battle with Norwegian world champion Alexander Dale Oen who he edged out in the 50 metre final.

Snyders led at the halfway mark of the 100 metre final but was out-touched by the Norwegian in another excellent battle, with only 17/100ths of a second separating the pair.

Oen won in 58.30 with Snyders second in 58.47, just outside his own New Zealand record.

The winner of the 200m breaststroke, Japan's Naoya Tomita, was third.

Snyders was the top qualifier in the heats in 59.23, the only swimmer to go under the one minute mark.

He will bypass the next round of the World Cup starting in Moscow tomorrow to prepare for the fourth round in Berlin next weekend.

The World Cup takes place across seven rounds with the final meeting in Tokyo starting on the 12th of November.