Robert Hurley (swimmer)

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Robert Hurley
Personal information
Full name Robert Hurley
Nickname(s) Bobby
Nationality  Australia
Born (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 26)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, Backstroke
Club Trinity Grammar
Coach Ron McKeon

Robert "Bobby" Hurley (born 26 September 1988 in Melbourne) is an Australian swimmer[1] 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)[edit]

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)
Event Time Place
50m backstroke 24.09 14th
100m backstroke 51.19 8th
200m backstroke 1:54.31 12th
400m freestyle 3:48.19 13th
4×100m medley relay 3:27.51 4th
4×200m freestyle relay 6:55.65 Gold

2009 World Championships[edit]

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)
Event Time Place
100m backstroke 55.18 32nd
400m freestyle 3:46.01 11th
800m freestyle 7:50.65 10th
1500m freestyle 15:14.75 14th
4×200m freestyle relay 7:05.56 Bronze

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming – Robert Hurley". Australian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 2009-08-26. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceded by

Thomas Rupprath
Men's 50 metre backstroke
world record holder (short course)

26 October 2008 – 12 November 2008
Succeeded by

Peter Marshall