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Lewis CLAREBURT
Sport Swimming
NOC New Zealand   
GenderMen
Born04 Jul 1999 in Wellington, NZL
Height1.87 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wellington, NZL
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce - Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim at the TSW Dolphins club in New Zealand under coach Steve Francis.
Why this sport?
"My older sisters were both swimmers, so I was destined to get into the sport as well. I enjoyed the grind so much, I stuck at it."
Club / Team
Capital Swim Club: Wellington, NZL
Name of coach
Gary Hollywood [club], IRL
International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 400m individual medley at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, and at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (funkytrunks.com, 02 Dec 2019; stuff.co.nz, 03 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (funkytrunks.com, 02 Dec 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before a race he listens to music. "I normally blast music through my headphones to try and distract myself from thinking about how much pain I am going to be in during the 400m individual medley." (funkytrunks.com, 02 Dec 2019)
Other sports
He has been involved in the Surf Life Saving New Zealand [SLSNZ] high performance squad. (surflifesaving.org.nz, 18 Mar 2018)
Milestones
He became the first New Zealand swimmer to win a medal in an individual medley event at the world championships when he claimed bronze in the 400m individual medley at the 2019 edition in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (newstalkzb.co.nz, 26 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:57.70
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:11.22
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:10.98
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:58.11
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:27.91
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Individual Medley 4:12.07
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay