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Fairweather wins swimming world medal

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Erika Fairweather, a young swimming sensation from Dunedin, New Zealand, has been making waves at the World Aquatic Championships in Doha.

Two days ago she had a historic win in the 400m freestyle, where she claimed New Zealand’s first-ever world championship title in this event.

Fairweather, only 20 years old, outpaced her competitors, finishing ahead of Siobhan Haughey from Hong Kong and Shayna Jack from Australia in the semi-finals. Her performance not only secured her a spot in the final but also met the Olympic qualifying standard, hinting at her promising future in international swimming.

She’s now advanced to the 200m freestyle final with the fastest qualifying time, after an impressive performance in her semi-final, clocking in at 1:55.75.

In other events, New Zealander Eve Thomas showed her strength in the 1500m freestyle final, finishing fourth, while Lewis Clareburt performed well in the 200m butterfly semi-final, qualifying for the final as the sixth fastest swimmer. The achievements of these swimmers at the World Championships highlight the growing prowess of New Zealand in the global swimming arena.

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