Robert Hurley (swimmer)
|Full name||Robert Hurley|
26 September 1988 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
Robert "Bobby" Hurley (born 26 September 1988 in Melbourne) is an Australian swimmer and former world record holder in the short-course (25 metre pool) 50 metres backstroke. In 2009 he won a bronze medal as a team member on the 4x200m freestyle relay at the FINA World Championships in Rome.
Hurley is a middle and distance freestyle specialist and was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
2008 World Championships (SC)
Hurley competed at the 2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester, England. He swam in six events and picked up a gold medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay as a heat swimmer.
|2008 World Championships (SC) events|
|Final medal count: 1 (1 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze)|
|4×100m medley relay||3:27.51||4th|
|4×200m freestyle relay||6:55.65||Gold|
2009 World Championships
Hurley picked up a bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay behind the USA and Russian Federation, he swam the second leg. Other events contested included 400m freestyle (11th), 800m freestyle (10th), 1500m freestyle (14th) and 100m backstroke (32nd).
|2009 World Championships events|
|Final medal count: 1 (0 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze)|
|4×200m freestyle relay||7:05.56||Bronze|
|Men's 50 metre backstroke
world record holder (short course)
26 October 2008 – 12 November 2008
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