Ní Riain Strikes Gold in Manchester

3 August 2023; Roisin Ni Riain of Ireland after winning Gold in the Women's 100m Backstroke S13 Final during day four of the World Para Swimming Championships 2023 at Manchester Aquatics Centre in Manchester. Photo by Paul Greenwood/Sportsfile

Róisín Ní Riain has added to her medal tally at the Para Swimming World Championships by taking gold in the 100m Backstroke final this evening.

In a personal best swim of 01:06:62 the Limerick swimmer edged out her competition by 0.09 of a second to be crowned world champion.

Speaking after her gold medal swim Ní Riain said, “I really don’t know what to say to be honest, I’m absolutely delighted with that swim. Very unexpected but it’s a lovely surprise. I think after that 100m breaststroke I felt like I had something to prove after missing the bronze by just a half a second so I’m glad that I was able to come out tonight and prove that point.”

Tomorrow on day 5 of the championships Nicole Turner and Barry McClements are back in the pool. Both swimmers have heats in the morning session and will hope to progress to their respective finals in the evening.



The 2023 Allianz Para Swimming World Championships will be streamed live on the Para Swimming website, Facebook Page and Paralympics YouTube Channel.

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Para Swimming World Championships Day 4 Results:

Róisín Ní Riain – 100m Backstroke Final (S13) 01:06:62/ 1st place


Day 5 (August 4) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

9:28am: Barry McClements – 400m Freestyle Heat (S9) (event 105)

11:26am: Nicole Turner – 50m Freestyle Heat (event 122)


Day 6 (August 5) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

9:05am: Róisín Ní Riain – 400m Freestyle Heat (S13) (event 127)

11:20am: Barry McClements – 100m Backstroke Heat (S9) (event 143)

7:43pm: Nicole Turner – 100m Breaststroke Final (event 144)


Day 7 (August 6) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

9:05am: Ellen Keane – 100m Breaststroke Heat (event 150)

10:36am: Róisín Ní Riain – 200m IM Heat (S13) (event 160)

7.23pm: Nicole Turner – 50m Butterfly Final (event 166)

7.23pm: Dearbhaile Brady – 50m Butterfly Final (event 166)


Para Swimming World Championships Team Ireland Results

Day 1: Róisín Ní Riain, 100m Butterfly Final (S13) / 01:06.00 / 2nd Place

Day 2: Róisín Ní Riain, 100m Breaststroke Final (S13) / 01:18.99 / 4th place

Day 3: Barry McClements, 100m Butterfly Heat (S9) / 01:01.39 / 3rd place

Day 3: Nicole Turner, 200m IM Final / 03:09.63 / 5th place

Day3: Barry McClements, 100m Butterfly Final (S9) / 01:01.54 / 5th place

Day 4: Róisín Ní Riain, 100m Backstroke Final (S13) 01:06:62/ 1st place

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