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Ellen Keane wins world championship silver for Ireland

Keane was edged out by Spain’s Dmytriv.

Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

ELLEN KEANE SHOWED all of her experience to stage a dramatic comeback over the final 50 metres of her SB8 100m Breaststroke Final to clinch a silver medal in an incredibly competitive World Championships final in Madeira.

Keane, who qualified in first place for the final, raced out of lane 4 and she took over a second off that morning time to win her silver medal.

Her battle with Spain’s Dmytriv Dmytriv was contest right up until the final stroke as Keane finished just 0.8 of a second behind the Spaniard and less than seven tenths of a second ahead of Katarina Roxon from Canada.

Speaking after the race Keane said: “Coming here I just wanted to do my best, the fastest I’ve swam all year was a 1:26, I wasn’t even expecting to go a 1:22 and I’m delighted with that.”

Róisín Ní Riain lost out by the narrowest of margins in a breathtaking Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM13 Final. The Limerick native was within two hundredths of a second of clinching a third bronze medal.

Ní Riain and the USA swimmer, Gia Pergolini, were too close to separate from the very beginning of the race but with just 50 metres to go, Róisín finally got herself ahead of the American swimmer only to see that lead change hands once more within reach of the end of the race.

American swimmer, Colleen Young, took the gold medal with Italian, Gilli Carlotti separating the two Americans in second place. Ní Riain recorded a time of 2:31.89 which was just outside the bronze medal time of 2:31.75.

Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships Day 7 Heats Results

Róisín Ní Riain, SM13 200m Individual Medley Final, 18:28

Nicole Turner, S6 50m Butterfly Final, 19:22

Ellen Keane, SB8 100m Breaststroke Final, 1:22.02, 2nd Place *Silver Medal

Day 7- Saturday June 18

Nicole Turner, S6 50m Butterfly Final, 37.52, 1st Place

Ellen Keane, SB8 100m Breaststroke Heat, 1:23.59, 1st Place

Madeira 2022 Team Ireland Results

Day 6: Róisín Ní Riain, S13 400m Freestyle Final, 4:42.94, 4th place

Day 6: Barry McClements S9 100m Backstroke Final, 1:04.98, 4th place

Day 6: Nicole Turner SB6 100m Breaststroke Final, 1:44.014th place

Day 6: Barry McClements S9 100m Backstroke Heat, 1:06.13, 4th Place

Day 6: Nicole Turner SB6 100m Breaststroke Heat, 1:45.95, 3rd Place

Day 5: Barry McClements, S9 400m Freestyle Heats, 4:28.73, 7th place

Day 5: Nicole Turner, S6 50m Freestyle Final, 35.80, 5th place

Day 5: Barry McClements, S9 400m Freestyle Heats, 4:31.9, 5th place

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Day 5: Nicole Turner, S6 50m Freestyle Heats, 36.10, 5th place

Day 4: Róisín Ní Riain, S13 100m Backstroke Final, 1:08.4, 3rd place *Bronze Medal

Day 3: Nicole Turner, SM6 200m Individual Medley Final, 3:12.62, 3rd Place *Bronze Medal

Day 3: Barry McClements, S9 100m Butterfly Final, 1:02.64, 5th Place

Day 3: Nicole Turner, SM6 200m Individual Medley Heat, 3:15.36, 3rd place

Day 3: Barry McClements, S9 100m Butterfly Heat, 1:02.82, 4th place

Day 3: Amy Sheridan, S9 100m Butterfly Heat, 1:18.63, 7th place

Day 2: Róisín Ní Riain, Women’s SB13 100m Backstroke Final, 1:19.26, 4th place

Day 1: Róisín Ní Riain, Women’s 100m S13 Butterfly Final, 1.09.05, 3rd place *Bronze Medal

Day 1: Róisín Ní Riain, Women’s 100m S13 Butterfly Heat, 1:10.6, 4th place

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