In the final day of the World Para Swimming European Open Championships, Nicole Turner brought the curtain down in spectacular fashion, winning another silver medal, this time in the S6 50m Butterfly Final, finishing with a time of 37.04 seconds.
Having already won two bronze and one silver this week, Nicole went into her main event on the Day 7 of the competition full of confidence. Nicole battled from the start with Eleanor Robinson from Team GB, with both athletes going out in front, Robinson took home gold with a time of 36.39 seconds, just 0.65 seconds ahead of Nicole.
The Portarlington native wraps up her week after competing in four events over the seven days, finishing on the podium in all four events.
Team Ireland will return home tomorrow with five medals in total, two silver and three bronze, Nicole Turner winning four, while Róisín Ní Ríaín won her bronze on her debut at a major Para competition.
It has been a brilliant week in Madeira for Team Ireland, as Irish Para swimmers returned to competing on the international stage. They will now turn their attentions to the summer and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with one male and three female slots already secured, the official team announcement will take place in the coming months.
Team Ireland Day 7 Results:
S6 Women’s 50m Butterfly – Nicole Turner, 37.04 (2nd)
Team Ireland Medals:
S6 50m Butterfly, 37.04 – Silver
SB6 100m Breaststroke, 1:42.45 – Silver
S6 50m Freestyle, 35.56 – Bronze
SM6 200m Individual Medley, 3:09.57 – Bronze
Róisín Ní Ríaín:
S13 100m Backstroke, 1:09.37 – Bronze