Australian swimmers Robert Hurley, Kenneth To and Ashley Delaney have finished the first night of the FINA World Cup in Moscow with an impressive five medals between them.
The first medals came in the final of the men’s 100m backstroke when Hurley and Delaney took the top two spots on the podium.
World Short Course representative, Hurley, led from the start and finished almost a second ahead of fellow Aussie Delaney (51.13) to grab the gold medal in a time of 50.32.
Rounding out the top three was Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki in 51.28.
Twenty-five-year-old Hurley then showed his versatility in the pool with a second place finish behind Russian swimmer Myles Brown (3:41.79) in the men’s 400m freestyle.
Hurley’s time of 3:43.89 was enough to sneak into the silver medal position ahead of Lucas Da Cruz Kanieski from Brazil (3:44.75).
2012 FINA World Cup Champion, To, also had a stellar night in the pool picking up two silver medals.
To’s first silver came in his pet event the men’s 100m individual medley, hitting the wall in a time of 51.83 just 0.22 of a second behind gold medal winner Vladimir Morozov (51.61) from Russia.
The bronze medal went to Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell, one second behind To in 52.88.
In the men’s 100m freestyle final, To was forced to settle for silver as he finished just behind a speedy Morozov (45.68) for the second time that night.
To clocked an impressive 46.87 for the silver medal to finish ahead of Poland’s Konrad Czerniak in 47.34.
The Moscow leg of the FINA World Cup will continue tonight with full results and information available at http://www.fina.org.