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More success for Ireland at European Junior Championships

Conor Ferguson’s silver medal continues a fantastic few days after Mona McSharry’s recent triumphs.

Conor Ferguson (file pic).
Conor Ferguson (file pic).
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

CONOR FERGUSON CONTINUED Ireland’s fine run at the European Junior Championships in Israel as he picked up a silver medal in the 50m backstroke final in Israel today.

The Bangor swimmer achieved the feat with a time of 25.27 seconds — 0.03 seconds off his personal best — behind Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov, who prevailed with a time of 25.15.

There was good news elsewhere for Ireland as the mixed medley relay team came fourth in the final, just behind Britain’s bronze medallists, with a national record of 3:54.75.

Meanwhile, Mona McSharry secured a place in the final of the 100m Breaststroke, finishing first in her semi with a time of 1:07.81.

The Sligo native has already claimed gold in the 50m Breaststroke and silver in the 200m Breaststroke earlier this week at the event.

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