Stanley withdraws from 400m freestyle event

7:12 am on 6 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - New Zealand swimmer Matthew Stanley has pulled out of the mens 400m freestyle event on the eve of the Rio games.

Matt Stanley is one of six swimmers to post a Rio Olympic qualifying time.

New Zealand swimmer Matt Stanley. Photo: BW Media

Stanley recently injured his ankle and has decided to focus his attention on the 100m and 200m freestyle events which begin tomorrow.

The 24-year-old finished 15th in the heats of the 400m freestyle at the London games in 2012.