Published: Oct 8, 2012 08:26:10 AM Updated: Oct 31, 2012 12:06:05 PM
West Australian swimmers Tommaso D’Orsogna and Rhys Mainstone have both won FINA swimming gold medals overnight at the Doha Short Course World Cup, and Hong Kong FINA Marathon Swim respectively.
D’Orsogna won Australia’s sixth gold medal at the Doha FINA World Cup and his second overall, after taking out the men’s 200m freestyle in a time of 1:43.84, with backstroke gold medallist Robert Hurley picking up bronze in the 200m free in 1:44.05 and Queenslander Kyle Richardson finishing fifth in 1:44.07.
Meanwhile in Hong Kong, 2011 World Championship team member Mainstone was too strong for a world class field to pick up his first major international victory of his career in the FINA World Cup 10km marathon swim.
In other World Cup short course events, Victorian Rachel Goh had to settle for a second silver medal in as many nights, in the women’s 100m backstroke, while Hurley and Ashley Delaney won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s 50m backstroke.
Australia picked up a further two bronze medals with Delaney finishing in a time of 1:52.86 in the men’s 200m backstroke and Richardson crashing into the wall in 21.54 in the men’s 50m free, half a second behind US winner Anthony Ervin. NSWIS swimmer Kenneth To placed sixth in 21.66.
The FINA World Cup series will now move to Stockholm next weekend. For full results go to www.fina.org