Congratulations to swimmer Sycerika McMahon who has won another Gold medal at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, her second of these championships. Sycerika was a member of Team Ireland who participated at the European Youth Olympic Games (EYOF) in Tampere, Finland 2 years ago and will certainly be an inspiration to this years athletes heading to Trabzon/Turkey EYOF on 18th July.
Also in action was at the Tasmajdan Swimming Complex was Bangor SC swimmer Luke Campbell in the 100m Freestyle, who finished outside his best in a time of 52.17 and Conor Turner (Aer Lingus SC) who finished in 16:05.78 in the 1500m Freestyle.
Philip Duffy (St Paul’s SC) and Nicholas Quinn (Castlebar SC) both competed in the heats of the 200m Individual Medley; Duffy finishing in a time of 2:11.89 and Quinn in 2:13.57. Neither progressed to the semi-finals.
Five Irish Swimmers will compete tomorrow (Friday), with McMahon swimming the 200m Freestyle, where she is ranked first, and the 100m Butterfly. Jane Roberts (Kilkenny SC) will also swim the 200m Freestyle and the 50m Backstroke, the first event of the day. Nicholas Quinn (Castlebar SC); Peter Clarke (Limerick SC & HPC-UL) and Dan Sweeney (Sunday’s Well SC) take to the blocks in the 50m Breaststroke heats.
Heats begin at 08.00hrs (Irish time) and semi-finals/finals start at 16:00hrs on each day of competition. Full results for Irish swimmers will be issued by Swim Ireland on each day.
Full Irish Results – Day 2
Luke Campbell (Bangor SC) M100FR 52.17
Philip Duffy (St Pauls SC) M200IM 2:11.89
Nicholas Quinn (Castlebar SC) M200IM 2:13.57
Sycerika McMahon (Leander SC) M400FR 4:16.48 (H) 4:13.85 (F) (PB);
Conor Turner (Aer Lingus SC) M1500FR 16:05.78