Swimming superstar Lewis Clareburt has missed a piece of Commonwealth Games history, falling short in his quest to become the first Kiwi to win three gold medals in the pool at the same Games at Birmingham.
After winning 400m individual medley and 200m butterfly earlier in the week, Clareburt could not complete the treble in the 200m individual medley, finishing third at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
Only he and Dame Sophie Pascoe have ever won two swimming golds at the same meet.
Starting from lane seven, after qualifying with the sixth fastest time, Clareburt was always in contention, trailling Canadian Finlay Knox through the opening 50 metres of butterfly - the discipline in which he won gold earlier in the week.
Scotland's Duncan Scott surged into the lead over the next length of backstroke, with Clareburt on his shoulder, and the pair were still ahead turning into the final freestyle leg.
But England's Tom Dean finished faster than anyone and passed the Kiwi in the final metres to snatch silver, leaving Clareburt with his third medal of the meet.
Scott held on for a Games record of 1m 56.88s, just touching out Dean, while Clareburt's 1m 57.59s was just outside his national record.
The result should not dim an incredible meet for the Wellingtonian, who dominated his opposition over 400 metres and shocked everyone - including himself - with butterfly victory.
After managing just three swim medals at Gold Coast 2018 - two of them them to Pascoe and Clareburt's 400m IM bronze - New Zealand managed nine this time, five of them gold. That's their best-ever return from a Commonwealth Games, from a programme went medal-less as recently as Delhi 2010.