Lauren Boyle

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Lauren Boyle
Personal information
Full name Lauren Marie Boyle
Nationality  New Zealand
Born (1987-12-14) 14 December 1987 (age 27)
Auckland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
College team California Golden Bears

Lauren Marie Boyle (born 14 December 1987 in Auckland) is a New Zealand swimmer. She has competed at three Commonwealth Games and two Olympic Games.[1]

Boyle won a bronze medal with Helen Norfolk, Alison Fitch and Melissa Ingram in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

At the 2008 Olympic Games she was a member of the New Zealand 4x200m freestyle relay team which was disqualified in the heats.

She won a silver medal with Penelope Marshall, Amaka Gessler and Natasha Hind in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Boyle was fourth fastest in the heats of the 400m freestyle in a New Zealand record 4:03.63. In the final she finished 8th. In the 800m heats she swam 8:25.91, also a New Zealand record, qualifying fifth fastest for the final. In the final she swam another record of 8:22.72 to finish fourth, 2.40 seconds from the bronze medal which went to defending champion and world record holder Rebecca Adlington.

In August 2013, Boyle claimed three medals at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, becoming only the second New Zealander to achieve this feat (after Danyon Loader in 1994).[2]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Boyle won gold in the 400m freestyle and a silver medal in the 800m freestyle. She also finished fourth in the final of the 200m freestyle after breaking the New Zealand record in the heats.[3]

At the Wellington Winter Short Course meet in August 2014 Boyle broke the World Short Course record in the women's 1500m freestyle with a time of 15:22.68.[4]

Boyle is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

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