Lewis, Aussies Clean Up on Day 2 of Commonwealth Youth Games

Clyde Lewis and the Australians dominated day 2 of the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, winning 6 of 10 events.

Australia’s boys and girls rosters swept wins in the 400 IMs, 100 frees and 4×200 free relays to highlight Tuesday’s action.

Lewis won his second title of the meet, going 4:20.87 to roll away with the 400 IM nearly untouched. Second-place Joe Litchfield of England was almost 7 seconds behind.

In the girls race, Calypso Sheridan took gold, dominating the field wiht a 4:49.38.

Vincent Dai won the boys 100 free in 50.26, and the girls race went to Lucy McJannett with a 55.34.

Australia also took home gold in both relay events of the night. The boys 4×200 free relay went 7:29.27, nipping England by about nine tenths, a close race despite only three teams entering.

The Australian girls had less of a challenge, going 8:08.24 to win by over seven seconds. England was once again second.

Joining Lewis with two individual wins was South Africa’s Zane Waddell, who went 25.94 to win the 50 back. He adds that to his 50 fly win on day 1.

In the girls race, New Zealand went 1-2, with Junior World champ and junior world record-holder Gabrielle Fa’Amausili beating her teammate (and 100 back champ) Bobbi Gichard 28.74 to 29.15.

Malaysia got its first win of the meet with Fu Kang Wong‘s 1;03.36 win in the boys 100 breast. The girls event went to England’s Layla Black in 1:10.06, continuing a successful summer all-around in the breaststrokes for Great Britain.

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