Swimming New Zealand have medals in their sights


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As expected, Lauren Boyle will head the Kiwi charge for medals in Glasgow. The three-times bronze medallist at last year’s world champs in Barcelona will contest the women’s 200 metres, 400m and 800m freestyle events and lead the 4x200m freestyle relay team.

Glenn Snyders should be in the medal hunt in the 100m and 200m men’s breaststroke events, but faces a tough task to grab gold ahead of 2012 London Olympic 100m gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh from South Africa.

Matthew Stanley (men’s 400m freestyle) and teenager Corey Main (100m backstroke) are the other individual event able-bodied competitors in the New Zealand team.

Luis Villanueva, Swimming NZ high performance boss, said high qualifying standards for the Games meant only the country’s elite gained spots for Glasgow in individual events.

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