Published: Dec 16, 2012 09:25:51 AM Updated: Mar 19, 2013 09:28:02 AM
FINA World Cup Champion Kenneth To will go into tonight’s 100m individual medley final in second spot, ranked only behind the short course world record holder Ryan Lochte.
This is the event which won To the FINA World Cup series this year and with plenty of race practise under his belt, the 20-year-old will head into the final as a major medal contender.
Victorian backstroke specialists Rachel Goh and Grace Loh will have one last chance at an individual medal when they go head-to-head in the women’s 50m backstroke final.
With Loh sitting 6th and Goh in 7th the girls will be looking to work their way up the rankings tonight.
Beijing Olympian Ashley Delaney will progress in fourth position through to the final of the men’s 200m backstroke tonight with a new personal best time of 1:51.20.
Following his fifth place finish in the 50m backstroke Delaney said he executed his 200m heat a lot better and was looking forward to going faster in the final.
His teammate Travis Mahoney also set a new personal best time, hitting the wall in 1:51.68 to move through to the final in seventh spot.
With two relay medals to her name from the meet so far, short course sprinter Marieke Guehrer will take on the women’s 50m freestyle final after qualifying in 24.50 from her semi last night.
Also sitting on two relay medals from the meet, Tommaso D’Orsogna is a chance at a medal in the men’s 100m freestyle final. The London Olympian qualified third with a time of 46.89.
D’Orsogna’s AIS teammate and another dual medallist from the women’s freestyle and medley relays, Angie Bainbridge will end her busy schedule with the final of the 200m freestyle. The 23-year-old just scraped through to the final in eighth spot with a time of 1:56.09.
Queenslander Grant Irvine has qualified fourth fastest for the final of the men’s 200m butterfly tonight in a time of 1:53.74. The 21-year-old will be swimming in his first senior international final and will no doubt be keen to edge his way onto the podium.
The final event of the morning saw distance freestyler Matt Levings take the top ranking from the heats of the men’s 1500m freestyle.
The Denis Cotterell coached youngster recorded a seven second personal best time of 14:40.05 and will eagerly await the results of the timed final tonight, in which Levings’ training partner, Jordan Harrison will swim.
The heats will be broadcast from 1:00am AEDST leading into live finals at 4:00am AEDST on ONE HD.