10 Nov 2008

NZ swimmer placed 2nd in Moscow final

9:01 am on 10 November 2008

Melissa Ingram of New Zealand has finished second in the final of the 400m freestyle on the second day of the FINA World Cup short course swimming champs in Moscow.

Ingram qualified sixth fastest for the final, which was won by Elena Sokolova of Russia, in 4:03.99.

Ingram was second in 4:05.11. This time is 1 sec outside her New Zealand record set in the Sydney World Cup two weeks ago.

She also won the 200m backstroke in Moscow on Saturday.

Ingram, 23, is due to compete again on Wednesday and Thursday (NZ time) in Stockholm ahead of the series finale in Berlin next weekend.