14 Nov 2011

Silver lining for Ingram in Tokyo swim

7:14 pm on 14 November 2011

Aucklander Melissa Ingram wrapped up a successful FINA World Cup season for New Zealand swimmers in Tokyo overnight after the 26-year-old finished second in the final of the women's 400m freestyle, breaking the New Zealand record in the process.

She finished close behind Australia's Blair Evans in 4:02.03 which broke the national record set by Lauren Boyle (4:03.13) in the Auckland Winter Championships in July.

Ingram completed the Asian leg of the seven-round World Cup with four medals - two golds, a silver and a bronze along with two fifths and three sixth placings.

She broke two national records in the process in the 200m backstroke and the 400m freestyle.

This adds to the four medals, including three golds, by fellow Swimming New Zealand swimmer Glenn Snyders who competed in the European meets in Stockholm and Berlin.