Melissa Ingram and Cameron Simpson both missed out on medals on the second day of the World Cup swimming meet in Beijing today (NZT).
Ingram, who won the 200m backstroke on the first night of competition, was sixth in the final of the 100m backstroke and also sixth in the final of the 400m freestyle in the Beijing Bubble, the spectacular venue of the 2008 Olympic swimming competition.
The 26-year-old clocked 59.43 in the 100m backstroke won by Australia's Rachel Goh in 57.30, and turned around shortly after to finish in the same placing in the 400m freestyle in the solid time of 4:05.52.
Australian-based Kiwi Cameron Simpson, formerly from Christchurch, was edged to fourth in the 50m freestyle after topping qualifying. Simpson went 22.30s to earn the middle lane but was a shade slower in the final won by Australian Kyle Richardson with less than 0.3s covering the first three.
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The World Cup series concludes with the final meet in Tokyo at the weekend.