Ellen Keane won Ireland’s second bronze medal of the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships for after finishing 3rd in a stunningly fast World Championship final that saw a new World Record from Brock Wiston of Team GB.
Keane, who knew she would be up against it after seeing the heats where Wiston set a new championship record. Keane battled well throughout the race as Wiston took out a ferocious pace but Keane never gave up and came through with a brilliant 3rd placed finish to win the bronze medal ‘it’s great motivation to know that I can still make a podium, for me I was a bit upset after my race but it was because I didn’t get a personal best that’s what I was aiming for, it wasn’t about getting the podium for me it was about getting the best time.’
Nicole Turner also raced in a final this evening, this time in the 100m Breaststroke and she again produced a great performance, this time a seasons best of 1:44:34 to finish in 7th place ‘I was just exhausted so I’m actually very happy with that, it’s just outside my Pb but I’ll take that on a day like this.’
Full post race interview with Ellen Keane: https://youtu.be/qM3oZfxNX_k
Full post race interview with Nicole Turner: https://youtu.be/XGzmweSGM50
World Para Swimming Allianz Championships Day 7 Results
Women’s 100m SB6 Breaststroke, Nicole Turner, 1:44:34, 7th (SB)
Women’s 100m SB8 Breaststroke, Ellen Keane, 1:22:42, 3rd (Bronze Medal)