Nicole Turner has won her third medal of the week, as she finished second in the SB6 100m Breaststroke with a time of 1:42.52 on Day 6 of the World Para Swimming European Championships.
Having already won two from two this week, Nicole went into the SB6 100m Breaststroke full of confidence. Nicole put on a stunning performance as she led the way for most of the race, just pipped to the gold medal by Hungarian, Evelin Szaraz by 2.22 seconds. The Laois women finished in a time of 1:42.52, setting a new personal best.
The final event of the week for Team Ireland will take place tomorrow evening at 18:08, representing Ireland will be Nicole Turner. Nicole’s will swim in her main event, the S6 50m Butterfly, although the event includes some tough competitors, such as Eleanor Robinson of Team GB, the Laois native will have her eye’s firmly set on another podium finish.
Elsewhere, Róisín Ní Ríaín, who has been the busiest of the Irish swimmers this week in the pool, wrapped up her first European Championships in the S13 400m Freestyle, finishing in a time of 4:47.03 in tonight’s final.
A swimmer with a very bright future in Para swimming, Róisín will return home with her first medal in a major Para competition, after winning bronze on Day 4 of the event.
Róisín medically withdrew from her 200m Individual Medley, which was set to take place on Saturday.
Speaking following her final race of the week, the S13 400m Freestyle, Róisín said: “Overall, I’m quite happy with it, it was all about coming here and getting the experience of racing internationally, to pick up a medal too is great”.
Sean O’Riordan wrapped up his week in the S13 400m Freestyle Final, Sean finished with a time of 4:46.26 to finish 7th overall.
On representing his country again, Sean said: “It’s great, it’s a good feeling to get back doing it”.
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Post-race interview to follow with Nicole Turner.
Team Ireland Day 6 Schedule:
Men’s S13 400m Freestyle – Sean O’Riordan, 4:43.52
Women’s S13 400m Freestyle – Róisín Ní Ríaín, 4:49.82
Men’s S13 400m Freestyle – Sean O’Riordan, 4:46.26, (7th)
Women’s S13 400m Freestyle – Róisín Ní Ríaín, 4:47.03 (4th)
Women’s SB6 100m Backstroke – Nicole Turner, 1:42.52 (2nd)
Team Ireland Day 7 Schedule:
18:29 – S6 Women’s 50m Butterfly Final – Nicole Turner