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Boyle makes sound return to competition

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/07/2016

Lauren Boyle © Getty Images Lauren Boyle Leading New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle has shown solid form in her return to the pool after a three-month training block.

Boyle finished second in the 800m freestyle behind Australian Jessica Ashwood at an Australian Grand Prix meet in Brisbane, clocking a respectable 8min 25.62sec.

The time was half a second outside her winning effort at the national championships in late March.

Another swimmer bound for the Olympics, Emma Robinson, was fifth in the same race, 18sec slower than Rio medal hopeful Boyle.

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