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Silver & Bronze for Kiwi Swimmers at Commonwealth Youth Games

Day 2 Wrap of the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

New Zealand’s swimmers have claimed two medals on day two in the pool at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games.


Swimming in the Women's 400m Individual Medley, Danielle Asiata swam a well measured race to pick up silver.


The Auckland swimmer sat in second for much of the 400m, making a break for it in the last 50m to almost take the gold.


Asiata clocked a time of 4:58.00s, just 0.32s behind Northern Ireland’s Grace Davison. Holly Marshall from Wales rounded out the podium in third.


“I just went into autopilot as soon as I hit the water,” said Asiata.
“I just followed the steps my coach and I had been prepping and on that last lap really gave it everything to bring it home.
“To be taking a medal back to New Zealand is amazing, I’m over the moon, I didn’t expect it and just want to say a huge thanks to all my supporters.”

Caleb Carlisle then picked up the second medal of the day for the Kiwis, winning bronze in the 50m breaststroke.


The Hawke's Bay swimmer keeping up the tempo in a fast paced final, touching the wall in 29.24s, to finish third behind England’s Oscar Bilbao who won gold, and Jersey’s Filip Nowacki in silver.


“A 50 is always a bit of a splash and dash, you just put your head down, go hard, and focus on the finish,” said Carlisle.
“I felt like I was flying through the water today and I’m so stoked to win bronze, this is the first international medal for me and it’s just the start of my international career.”

Jasper Cornish, Amelia Bray, Kevin Zhang and the mixed 4x200m freestyle relay team also made finals.


Bray was unable to repeat her medal winning performance from yesterday, placing 8th in the 100m Freestyle final. In the men’s version of the same event Zhang placed 7th while Cornish placed 6th in the 50m Backstroke final. The New Zealand relay team placed 5th in the final race of the day.


The full New Zealand Team schedule and results are available here.


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The New Zealand Swimming Team for Trinbago 2023:


Hanna Abdou (Wharenui - Christchurch, 16)

  • Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Women’s 400m Freestyle

  • Women's 800m Freestyle

  • Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Danielle Asiata (Howick Pakuranga - Auckland, 16)

  • Women’s 200m Individual Medley

  • Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Women's 200 Freestyle

  • Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Amelia Bray (TBSS Central City - Auckland, 16)

  • Women’s 50m Butterfly

  • Women's 100m Butterfly

  • Women's 50m Freestyle

  • Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Caleb Carlisle (Napier Aquahawks - Napier, 17)

  • Men’s 50m Breaststroke

  • Men's 50m Butterfly

  • Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Hope Chmiel (Vikings - Christchurch, 17)

  • Women’s 200m Backstroke

  • Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Jasper Cornish (Coast - Auckland, 16)

  • Men’s 50m Freestyle

  • Men’s 50m Backstroke

  • Men's 100m Backstroke

Larn Hamblyn-Ough (Coast - Auckland, 17)

  • Men’s 200m Butterfly

  • Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Men’s 1500m Freestyle

  • Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Harrison Klouwens (TBSS Central City - Auckland, 17)

  • Men’s 50m Freestyle

  • Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Charlotte Parmenter (Jasi - Christchurch, 15)

  • Women’s 50m Freestyle

  • Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Women's 50m Butterfly

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Kevin Zhang (Roskill - Auckland, 16)

  • Men’s 100m Freestyle

  • Men’s 200m Freestyle

  • Men’s 100m Breaststroke

  • Men’s 200m Individual Medley

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

  • Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

  • Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay


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