Swimming Western Australia
Published: Dec 17, 2012 02:10:00 PM
Olympic bronze medallist Tommaso D’Orsogna has finished his 2012 World Short Course Championship campaign with an individual silver medal in the men’s 100m freestyle on the final night of competition in Istanbul, Turkey.
After qualifying through to the final in third fastest position, D’Orsogna spoiled a Russian one-two victory in a time of 46.89. Russian speedster Vladimir Morozov (45.65) cruised to victory with D’Orsogna and Morozov’s teammate Evgeny Lagunov fighting it out for second spot.
D’Orsogna said it was his concentration on race execution over results that gave him the win.
“I went into the final aiming to swim my best race, I knew there were a few changes I had to make from earlier in the week so I put my head down for the last ten metres and really concentrated on my touch, and that was where I came away with the silver, right at the wall,” D’Orsogna said.
The 21-year-old finished the meet with four medals, two silvers and two bronze. D’Orsogna’s first medal of the meet was in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team, ending the first night of the FINA World Short Course Championships in Istanbul with a bronze medal winning swim.
London Olympian D’Orsogna put the team in second place behind Russia after the first leg with Richardson and Mahoney holding on to the lead pack and giving To a chance to chase. D’Orsogna’s lead off swim (48.68) was the second fastest short course 100m freestyle time by an Australian Male, second only to Matthew Abood.
The men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team then went on to secure a silver medal in Australian record time on night two of the FINA World Short Course Championships with D’Osogna leading the team out once again.
Following a successful heat swim, the Australian final team of Tommaso D’Orsogna, Jarrod Killey, Kyle Richardson and Robert Hurley knocked over nine seconds off their heat time to stop the clock at 6:52.29 and set a new Australian short course record.
After claiming the silver medal in the men’s 100m freestyle at the beginning of the final session, D’Orsogna took home his fourth and final medal in the men’s 4x100m medley team, securing bronze behind the USA and Russia.