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 too close to separate from the very beginning of the race but with just 50 metres to go Róisín finally got herself ahead of the American swimmer only to see that lead change hands once more within reach of the end of the race.
American swimmer, Colleen Young, took the gold medal with Italian, Gilli Carlotti separating the two Americans in second place. Ní Riain recorded a time of 2:31.89 which was just outside the bronze medal time of 2:31.75.
Speaking after the race a disappointed Róisín said “You know, I didn’t have that many expectations of medals, so to come away with two medals I am very pleased with that.”
Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships Day 7 Heats Results
Róisín Ní Riain, SM13 200m Individual Medley Final, 2:31.89, 4th Place
Nicole Turner, S6 50m Butterfly Final, 19:22
Ellen Keane, SB8 100m Breaststroke Final, 1:22.02, 2nd Place *Silver Medal