Andrew Jeffcoat Commonwealth 50m Backstroke Gold Medallist
Written by John Grant on August 2, 2022
Come on Coromandel we can claim a piece of this.
Andrew an ex Colville Primary and Coromandel Area School student and Coromandel Swimming Club member achieved the ultimate with a gold medal in the 50m backstroke in Birmingham today.
He’s now swimming with the Pukekohe Swimming Club but we can all share in the success of this outstanding effort by Andrew.
Andrew started out strong and led the whole way to break the New Zealand record for the second time in Birmingham in a winning time of 24.65 seconds. South Africa’s Pieter Coetze, who won gold in the 100m backstroke earlier, was second with Javier Acevedo, 24 from Canada taking bronze.
Andrew will have little time to celebrate this result as he’s set to complete what has turned into a stunning Games with the 200m backstroke, starting tonight NZT.