Ryan Cochrane nabs second silver of worlds in men's 1500-metre freestyle
University of Victoria Vikes swimmer Ryan Cochrane won his second silver medal at the 2011 FINA World Aquatic Championships with a time of 14 minutes, 44.36 seconds in the men's 1500-metre freestyle race on Sunday July 31 in Shanghai, China.
Representing his Island Swimming Association club, Cochrane finished in second spot behind Sun Yang of China, who swam a world-record time of 14 minutes, 34.14 seconds, edging the previous world-record time set by Grant Hackett in 2001 by over four-tenths of a second.
Cochrane, the 22-year-old 2011 Canadian Interuniversity Sport male swimmer and male rookie of the year, won a silver medal earlier this week in the non-Olympic men's 800-metre freestyle. He also placed fifth in the men's 400-metre freestyle.
The Victoria native was the 2008 bronze medallist in the men's 1500-metre freestyle at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.