Corey Main is New Zealand's top swimm...

Corey Main is New Zealand's top swimming medal hope at Commonwealth Games

But the backstrokers at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will have that along with their opponents to deal with when the swimming competition starts on Thursday. New Zealand's Corey Main will contest the 100m and 200m men's backstroke events at the open-air Optus Aquatic Centre at Southport, where lying on your back and staring at the sky while you race becomes a notable issue.

Start the conversation, or Read more at Manawatu Evening Standard.

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.