Dolphins wrap on World Short Course

17 December 2018

The Australian Dolphins have finished up with 12 medals in total at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, after picking up two bronze medals on the final night of racing.

The Dolphins got off to a great start on the final evening with a bronze in the women’s 4x50m freestyle relay of Holly Barratt (Rockingham) (24.04), Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar) (24.10), Minna Atherton (Brisbane Grammar) (24.02) and Carla Buchanan (Acacia Bayside) (24.18) in 1:36.34.

When asked about winning a medal with the team, Seebohm said: “It's always fun. I just really try to enjoy it because you don't get many opportunities to race with these girls and race against the best in the world."

Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western) won a bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke in a tie with Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki in 1:48.25.

Immediately after the race Larkin said: “It has been a really good week. It has been a big year and to finish off on the podium in the green and gold is pretty awesome.

“There are some great backstrokers here. The depth is amazing,” he added.

Barratt also backed it up in the women’s 50m freestyle and touched in fifth in a time of 23.92.

The men’s 4x100m medley relay quartet of Larkin (49.47), Grayson Bell (TSS Aquatic) (58.20), Nic Brown (UWA West Coast) (50.53) and Cam McEvoy (TSS Aquatic) (46.45) finished eighth in their final in 3:24.65, 0.19 off the Australian record.

The women’s 4x100m medley of Atherton, Jess Hansen (Nunawading), Seebohm and Ariarne Titmus (St Peters Western) touched in third but were disqualified for transitioning too quickly from the breaststroke to the butterfly leg of the race.

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