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Huegill flys through the water

03 August 2002

Games record holder Geoff Huegill of Australia took the gold in the men’s 100m butterfly.

Geoff Huegill

Games record holder Geoff Huegill

Huegill one of the Australian super swimmers who set the Games record to qualify fastest, swam a time of 52.36 in front of a packed Manchester Aquatics Centre.

A jubilant Huegill reflecting on his performance said: “I hit the wall on 18 [strokes], you know that if your stroke’s out, you can’t do anything about it. So I just had to charge pretty hard to bring it home. I was more relaxed and more together last night. I don’t know whether it’s nerves or what.”

The silver was taken by Mike Mintenko of Canada with a time of 52.80, closely followed by Adam Pine of Australia who took the bronze with a time of 53.02.

Mintenko said: “There were other good swimmers in there too, so silver was a good result for me.”

On taking the bronze Pine said: “It’s good to have gained three medals in three Commonwealth Games. I was happy to be on the dias with bronze. It was over so quickly, I never had a chance to catch the other two.”


1: Geoff Huegill of Australia - 52.36
2: Mike Mintenko of Canada - 52.80
3: Adam Pine of Australia - 53.02

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