Sunshine Coast's Liam Schluter competing in the Rio Paralympics 200m S14 freestyle final.
Sunshine Coast's Liam Schluter competing in the Rio Paralympics 200m S14 freestyle final. Christopher Lees

Coast's Liam Schluter takes fifth place in 200m S14 Free

SUNSHINE Coast swimmer Liam Schluter may not have felt his best in the Paralympic Games 200m S14 freestyle final but his swim was still good enough for fifth place.

"It was alright, I wish I could have done better," he said.

"I felt pretty shitty in the water."

Schluter still has the 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke left at the Paralympics.

"I just have to drop this and focus on my next swim," he said.

Schluter, who competed on Monday morning, Australian time, said it was great to swim alongside another Australian, Daniel Fox, who won the bronze.

Fox, who was the fastest qualifier, was stoked with his result.

"It actually felt pretty good, but the last 50, oh my god," he said.

"I knew I had to go quick and try and catch them, I nearly got there."

Fox said his aim was to beat his silver medal from London but he was still happy with the result.

"This is the Paralympics, anything can happen," he said.

Fox said he knew the race was going to be fast.

The Queenslander has five days off before he swims in the 200m individual medley, something he might not be that happy about.

"I have to wait until the last day now," he said.

"I'm going to relax, talk to girls and chill.

"Then the 200 IM comes along and hopefully I smash that and the breaststroke doesn't kill me."



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