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Fairweather Adds Silver Medal to World Championships Haul

Day 4 Wrap of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

Dunedin’s Erika Fairweather (Neptune & Swim Dunedin) has claimed her second medal at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha.


Competing in the Women's 200m Freestyle, 20-year-old Fairweather got out to a strong start to sit in third at halfway, before powering herself into second place at the final turn and holding on to place second in an impressive 1:55.77s.


The silver medal completes the set for Fairweather who won gold earlier in the week in the Women's 400m Freestyle, and bronze at last year’s World Championships in the Women's 400m Freestyle.


Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey placed first in 1:54.89s and Australia’s Brianna Throssell third in 1:56.00s.

Fairweather was pumped with her swim.

"Can't believe I've nabbed another medal, it was great to back up from my win on Day 1 so couldn't be more happier with the result. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week as there's still some pretty big races to come but I'm super excited to throw down with the relay girls tomorrow!"

Fairweather had earlier swum a Paris Olympic qualification time for the 200m Freestyle in her semi-final. She will be back in the pool tonight NZT as part of the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle team.


Congratulations to Erika Fairweather, her coach Lars Humer and her support team.


It was a busy evening for Lewis Clareburt (Club 37) who was in action in two events, competing in the Men's 200m Butterfly final as well as the Men's 200m Individual Medley semi-final.


Clareburt was third at halfway in the 200m Butterfly but was outpaced in the second half of the race, touching the wall in 1:55.86s to place seventh.


Thirty minutes later he was back in the pool, finishing strong in the 200m Individual Medley to qualify seventh for the final in a time of 1:58.59s.


Cameron Gray (Coast) rounded out the day for the Kiwis, competing in the men’s 100m Freestyle. Gray progressed to the semi-finals for the first time at World Championships level where he placed 14th overall in a time of 48.73s.

SNZ's Olympic Programme Lead, Gary Francis, was proud of the team tonight.

"New Zealand contesting 4 events tonight was really special. Great swim again from Erika, she has been inspirational. As was Lewis, to back up the 200m Butterfly 30 minutes later in the 200m IM really showed guts. Cam tasted the evening racing at this level for the first time and did a solid job. I'm really proud of the team tonight."

Day five heats see Andrew Jeffcoat (Club 37) return to the pool for the Men's 200m Backstroke before the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay dive in. The team is made up of Erika Fairweather, Laticia Transom (Ice Breaker Aquatics), Eve Thomas (Coast) and Summer Osborne (North Shore). The heats start from 7.30pm NZDT and finals from 5am NZDT the following morning where Lewis Clareburt will contest the Men's 200m Individual Medley final.

Stay up-to-date with all of the action on our Swimming NZ social media throughout the championships.

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2024 World Aquatics Championships Team

Lewis Clareburt (#257) - Club 37

  • 200m Individual Medley

  • 400m Individual Medley

  • 200m Butterfly


Laticia-Leigh Transom (#264) - Ice Breaker Aquatics

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Erika Fairweather (#266) - Neptune & Swim Dunedin

  • 200m Freestyle

  • 400m Freestyle

  • 800m Freestyle

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Eve Thomas (#270) - Coast

  • 400m Freestyle

  • 800m Freestyle

  • 1500m Freestyle

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Caitlin Deans (#276) – Neptune & Swim Dunedin

  • 1500m Freestyle


Cameron Gray (#277) - Coast

  • 100m Freestyle

  • 50m Freestyle

  • 50m Butterfly

  • 100m Butterfly


Andrew Jeffcoat (#279) - Club 37

  • 200m Backstroke

  • 100m Backstroke

  • 50m Backstroke


Summer Osborne (#286) - North Shore

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Support Staff

  • Lars Humer - Swim Dunedin (Coach)

  • Michael Weston - Coast (Coach)

  • Mitch Nairn - Club 37 (Coach)

  • Gary Francis (Team Leader)

  • Megan Munro (Physiotherapist)



New Zealand Team Schedule

Day One (11 Feb)

Men’s 50m Butterfly – Cameron Gray

Women’s 400m Freestyle – Erika Fairweather, Eve Thomas


Day Two (12 Feb)

Men’s 100m Backstroke – Andrew Jeffcoat

Women’s 1500m Freestyle – Caitlin Deans, Eve Thomas


Day Three (13 Feb)

Women’s 200m Freestyle – Erika Fairweather

Men’s 200m Butterfly – Lewis Clareburt


Day Four (14 Feb)

Men’s 100m Freestyle – Cameron Gray

Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Lewis Clareburt


Day Five (15 Feb)

Men’s 200m Backstroke – Andrew Jeffcoat

Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay– Erika Fairweather, Laticia Transom, Eve Thomas, Summer Osborne


Day Six (16 Feb)

Men’s 100m Butterfly – Cameron Gray

Men’s 50m Freestyle – Cameron Gray

Women’s 800m Freestyle – Erika Fairweather, Eve Thomas


Day Seven (17 Feb)

Men’s 50m Backstroke – Andrew Jeffcoat


Day Eight (18 Feb)

Men’s 400m Individual Medley – Lewis Clareburt

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