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At Beijing 2008, Ashley Delaney finished fifth in the 100 metres backstroke, one place behind countryman Hayden Stoeckel and Arkady Vyatchanin, of Russia, who dead-heated for the bronze medal. The gold medal for the event went to the great Aaron Peirsol of the United States. Delaney also made the semi- finals in the 200 metres backstroke. He swam in the heats of the medley relay with Christian Sprenger, Adam Pine and Matt Targett before Stoeckel, Brenton Rickard, Andrew Lauterstein and Eamon Sullivan collected the silver medal, behind the Americans, in the final.