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Fairweather Completes Medal Set & Fourth Place for Thomas

Day 7 Wrap of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha



New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather (Neptune & Swim Dunedin) has finished her 2024 World Championship campaign in style, taking bronze in the Women's 800m Freestyle. 

 

The medal win caps off an incredible competition from Fairweather who leaves Doha with a full medal set, following her gold in the Women's 400m Freestyle and silver in the Women's 200m Freestyle. 

 

Competing in the 800m event this morning NZDT, the Dunedin 20-year-old went out fast and was leading for the first half of the race.

 

The second 400m saw Fairweather outpaced by Italy’s Simona Quadarella who took gold following a huge battle with Germany’s Isabel Gose who took silver. Fairweather finished in 8:22.26s for third, with the time also achieving the qualifying time for the 800m event at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

 

Fairweather was proud of her performances throughout her Doha campaign.

"It's been a weeks worth of truely special moments. With the big shift from the girls and a complete set of medals I couldn't be happier."

Fairweather also noted she has been grateful for the support from back home.

"Endless thanks to everyone here and home for the support. My heart is full."

Swimming NZ's Olympic Pathway Lead, Gary Francis, was full of praise for Fairweather's performances.

“Everyone on the team has been so inspired by Erika’s performances. To maintain such a high level through nine races in seven days is a tremendous achievement and also a credit to the great coaching of Lars Humer.”

Eve Thomas (Coast) also contested the Women's 800m Freestyle final and was solid throughout, finishing in fourth in a time of 8:24.86s, which also achieved the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifying time.


The race capped off Thomas' most successful meet at the level, finishing with two fourth placings, two individual 2024 Paris Olympics qualification times and a key member in the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team qualifying a team slot of Paris.

 

Auckland’s Andrew Jeffcoat (Club 37) was the other Kiwi in action on the penultimate day of competition. Contesting the 50m Backstroke, he qualified 15th from the heats to make the semi finals. In the semi final, Jeffcoat got off to a good start, clocking 24.88s to finish 10th overall and narrowly miss out on the final.

 

Lewis Clareburt (Club 37) will round out competition for the Aquablacks, contesting the Men's 400m Individual Medley. The heats start from 7.30pm NZDT and finals from 5am NZDT the following morning.


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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