Turner Makes it Five for Ireland

Nicole Turner ended the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships on a high for Team Ireland as she captured a bronze medal for her country in the S6 50m Butterfly Final. Turner went into the race as the fifth ranked athlete over the distance this year but she defied those odds in a close battle […]

Ní Riain Loses Out Narrowly

Róisín Ní Riain lost out by the narrowest of margins in a breath taking Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM13 Final. The Limerick native was within two hundredths of a second of clinching a third bronze medal at the World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira this evening. Ní Riain and the USA swimmer, Gia Pergolini, were […]

Keane Wins Silver for Ireland

Ellen Keane showed all of her experience to stage a dramatic comeback over the final 50 metres of her SB8 100m Breaststroke Final to clinch a silver medal in an incredibly competitive World Championships Final in Madeira. Keane, who qualified in first place for the final raced out of lane 4 and she took over […]

Turner and Keane Join Ní Riain in Finals

Nicole Turner showed some of her best form this morning as she advanced through to the final of the S6 50m Butterfly as the number one ranked in her event.   Turner, who won the Paralympic silver medal in this event in Tokyo, lead from start to finish in this 50 metre sprint but had […]

Turner, McClements and Ní Riain Set for Finals

Barry McClements and Nicole Turner both progressed comfortably to their respective finals after competing in their heats this morning at the World Para Swimming Championships Madeira 2022. Both athletes maintained their record of having qualified for every final so far this week and they will be joined in the finals session by Róisín Ní Riain […]

Turner and McClements Show Grit in Finals

Nicole Turner competed in her second final of the week after her bronze medal heroics from Day 3. This time Turner competed in the 50m Freestyle S6 final and produced her second fastest swim ever over the distance to come home in 5th place with a time of 35.80 seconds.   This final provided the […]

Turner and McClements Safely Through to Finals

Nicole Turner joined her Team Ireland teammate, Barry McClements, in today’s finals session after she qualified comfortably from her heat of the Women’s 50m Freestyle S6. Turner will go for her second medal of the week when she returns to the competition pool at 8:31pm for the final of the event.   The 50m sprint […]

Turner and McClements Through to Finals

Paralympic Silver medalist Nicole Turner showed no signs of rustiness as she progressed through her heat at the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships this morning. Turner finished third in her heat and third overall in the SM6 200m Individual Medley. She will be joined in the finals session by her team mate, Barry McClements […]

Fourth Place for Ní Riain on Day 2

Limerick’s Róisín Ní Riain narrowly missed out on a return to the podium for the second day in a row as she finished in fourth position in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB13 Final at the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships this evening.   The 17 year old was the youngest swimmer on the starting […]

Ní Riain Wins Brilliant Bronze

  Ireland’s Róisín Ní Riain clinched a fantastic bronze medal for Ireland on the opening day of the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships. The young Limerick athlete produced a superb finish to hold off Joanna Mendak from Poland and claim her medal by just ¼ of a second.   Ní Riain, who competed at […]

Turner sixth in 50m Freestyle final at Paralympic Swimming World Championships

Irish teenager Nicole Turner swam superbly to finish sixth in the S6 50m Freestyle Final at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Glasgow this evening. In a final that was won in a new world record time of 34.14 by Yelyzaveta Mereshko of Ukraine, the thirteen year old, from Portarlington in County Laois, swam just […]

Turner through to 50m Freestyle final at Paralympic Swimming World Championships

Ireland’s Nicole Turner continued her successful debut at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships by qualifying for her fourth final in as many days. The thirteen year old, from Portarlington in County Laois swam another lifetime best in her heat this morning; 36.81, to place fourth and progress to tonight’s final sixth fastest. This morning’s time […]