Published: Oct 15, 2012 07:35:15 AM Updated: Nov 13, 2012 12:09:54 PM
Short Course swimming specialists Rachel Goh and Kenneth To have both won gold at the FINA World Cup in Stockholm overnight, with Australian swimmers picking up a total of seven gold medals overall at the two-day meet.
Having won the 50m backstroke yesterday, Melbourne based Goh made it a double taking out the 100m back by more than a second and a half. Goh was too strong for Kira Toussaint from the Netherlands finishing in 57.52, with Toussaint hitting the wall in 50.08 and Brazilian Fabiola Molina third in 59.50.
To also picked up gold after winning silver in the 100m IM yesterday. The 20-year-old won the 100m butterfly by just 0.07 of a second over Russian Evgeny Korotyshkin with the NSWIS based To hitting the wall in 50.19 and Korotyshkin second in 50.26.
The men’s 200m freestyle saw Robert Hurley win his first silver of the meet, having won the 100m backstroke and 400m free on the opening night. Hurley was just a touch off the pace coming in second to South African Darian Townsend in 1:43.67 while West Australian Tomasso D’Orsogna took bronze in 1:44.89.
A gold medallist in the 50m butterfly yesterday, Matt Targett had to settle for bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle with Trinidad’s George Bovell and Anthony Ervin of the US leading the way. Targett was just 0.3 of a second off gold in 21.15, while To finished fourth in 21.47.
Victorian Ashley Delaney took silver in the men’s 200m backstroke in 1:52.20, while Jessica Morrison backed up from her sixth in the 50m free yesterday to win bronze in the 100m freestyle in 53.58. Hurley and Ashley Delaney finished third and fourth respectively in the men’s 50m backstroke.
The Moscow leg of the FINA World Cup series will start on Wednesday 17 October. For full results go to www.fina.org