It’s been a great week for Ireland, in the World University Games in Taipei Shane Ryan won gold in the 50m Back, and Daragh Greene has been placed 6th in the 50m Breaststroke final. In the Junior World Championships in Indianapolis Conor Ferguson battled back from fourth place at the turn to win silver in the 100m Backstroke, while Mona McSharry continues her fantastic summer by winning Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke.
In case you missed them here are some of the races from the last few days:
Conor Ferguson’s 100m backstroke heat on Wednesday
Jack McMillan’s 400 Freestyle heat from Wednesday
Niamh Coyne & Mona McSharry’s 50m breaststroke heat from Wednesday
Ellen Walshe’s 200m Butterfly from Thursday
Jack McMillan’s 200m Freestyle from Thursday
Unfortunately the semi-finals and finals are only available through FINA’s paid stream at the moment so we can only link to the heats. Apologies if we missed a swimmer, please let us know if we did.
The live stream for today’s heats (Day 3) are here and will see Ellen Walshe in the 50m Butterfly, Conor Ferguson in the 50m Backstroke, Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne in the 100m Breaststroke and Robbie Powell in the 50m Freestyle. At the time of writing this, the heats have started and Ellen Walshe clocked a 28.23 for the 50m Butterfly, this has given her a ranking of 26th, well done Ellen. Conor Ferguson won his heat with a time of 25.61 (watch it here), the Junior world record for the event was broken in the heat after Conor’s by the USA’s Michael Andrew so Conor has his work cut out for him in this event, he goes into the semi-final ranked 4th. It’s worth noting that this is the first of two world Junior records broken today by Michael Andrew, he later broke the 50m Freestyle record.
Update 1: Mona and Niamh swam in a 1:07.79 and 1:10.88 respectively. Mona is ranked 1st going into the semi-final, Niamh just makes the semi-final and is ranked 16th. You can watch their race here.
Update 2: Robert Powell has won his heat in a time of 23.34, you can watch his heat here. This ranks Robert as joint 21st with Federico Burdisso of Italy.
Day 4 will be here
Day 5 will be here
Day 6 will be here