Ashley Delaney

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Ashley Delaney
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Personal information
Full name Ashley Jason Delaney
Nickname(s) "Ash"
Nationality  Australia
Born (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 28)
Sale, Victoria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Nunawading Swim Club

Ashley Jason Delaney (born 11 April 1986)[1] is a national-record holding and Olympic and World Championship medal-winning swimmer from Australia. He swam for Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

His first international success came at the 2006 Oceania Championships, where he set the Championships Records in the 50 m, 100 m and 200 m backstroke.

At the 2008 Telstra Trials he qualified in the 100 m and the 200 m backstroke, placing first and second respectively to qualify for the Olympics in Beijing. He left Beijing with a silver in the 4 × 100 m medley relay, and a fifth place finish in the 100m backstroke.

In 2009, he won all three backstroke events at the 2009 Telstra Trials, setting national records in the 50 and 200 m. At the World Championships, with arguably Australia's strongest leg absent (freestyler Eamon Sullivan), the medley relay team was overhauled by Germany, finishing with bronze.

In 2010 Delany was bested by longtime rival Hayden Stoeckel in all three backstrokes at the Australian Championships. At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Delaney won bronze in the 100 m backstroke. He backed up his form on the second night, taking silver in the 50 m. Night 3 saw him finish 4th in the 200m backstroke. On the final night Delaney collected another bronze in the medley relay.

Career Best Times[edit]

Long Course Personal bests
Event Time Record
50m Backstroke 24.81 AUS Record Holder
100m Backstroke 53.10 Former AUS Record Holder
200m Backstroke 1:55.82 AUS Record Holder
Short Course Personal bests
Event Time Record
50m Backstroke 23.39
100m Backstroke 50.18 AUS Record Holder
200m Backstroke 1:49.62 AUS Record Holder

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delaney's bio from Swimming Australia; updated 2010-06-16, retrieved 2010-07-06.

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