Published: Oct 4, 2012 07:21:36 AM Updated: Oct 31, 2012 12:04:08 PM
Victorian Rachel Goh has won her second gold medal at the FINA World Cup in Dubai overnight, picking up the 50 and 100m backstroke double, while NSWIS swimmer Robert Hurley won two silver medals on the final day of competition in the UAE.
Fresh from gold in the 50m back on night one of finals action, the World Short Course silver medallist from 2010, took gold in the 100m back in a time of 57.67. Goh was too strong for Ukraine swimmer Darya Zevina (58.07) and Japan’s Noriko Inada in 59.29.
In the men’s 50m backstroke former short course world record holder Robert Hurley took silver behind Russia’s Stanislav Donets by just 0.14 of a second, with fellow Aussie Ashley Delaney won bronze in a time of 23.77.
Hurley then backed up for his second silver of the night in the 200m freestyle behind South African Darian Townsend in a time of 1:43.37, with former AIS training partner Tommaso D’Orsogna winning bronze in a time of 1:44.65. Kyle Richardson and Kenneth To finished fifth and sixth respectively.
Queensland sprinter Richardson won bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle behind American Anthony Ervin and Trinidad’s George Bovell, while the final medal of the day went to Kenneth To in the men’s 200m IM winning bronze in a time of 1:54.86.
A silver medallist in the 100m backstroke on the opening night, Delaney backed up to finish fourth in the men’s 200m backstroke in 1:52.53 while Hurley was eighth overall in 1:59.43.
The FINA World Cup series will move to Doha this weekend and for full results go to www.fina.org
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