Swimming: Kiwi Erika Fairweather adds silver medal to world champs haul

Dunedin swimmer Erika Fairweather has picked up her second medal at the World Swimming Championships in Doha with a second place in the 200m freestyle final.

The 20-year-old had won New Zealand's first ever World Championship title on Monday with victory in the 400m freestyle final.

Fairweather went into the 200m final as the fastest qualifier, but it was Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey who went to the front from the start and held on to beat the Kiwi by 0.88 seconds. Australia's Brianna Throssell was third.

Fairweather had earlier swum a Paris Olympic qualification time for the 200m Freestyle in her semi-final. She will be back in the pool on Thursday night (NZ time) to contest the 800m Freestyle.

Fellow New Zealander Lewis Clareburth was seventh in the 200m butterfly final.

He was the sixth fastest qualifier for the final.

Clareburt then return to the pool a half an hour later to qualify for the final of the 200m medley with the seventh fastest time.

Cameron Gray finished 14th in the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle.