Silver Medal for Lauren Boyle in 1500m Free

Lauren Boyle has won a silver medal in the 1500-meter freestyle at the FINA World Championships, lowering her New Zealand national record to 15:40.14.

The New Zealander currently is working with famed swimming coach Denis Cotterell in Australia.

“I’m so grateful for his help and support,” said Boyle.

“Improving myself is something I want to do more than anything else.”

After already 700 metres, the New Zealand swimmer was on second position seven seconds ahead of Hungarian Boglarka Kapas.

Her time makes her the No. 3 all-time performer in the 1500 free behind only Katie Ladecky, who won the race and Denmark’s Lotte Friis.

“Being an older swimmer, you don’t really know if you should keep going,” said the New Zealand swimmer.

“If I can still improve, which I guess I showed myself today that I can, for me, that makes me really happy and I want to keep going for moments like that.”

Article Source: Swimming World Magazine, August 04, 2015.

Image Source: RadioLive Newsroom


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