McSharry third fastest and safely through to breaststroke final in Rome

The European Aquatics Championships are continuing.

Mona McSharry.
Mona McSharry.
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Updated Aug 12th 2022, 6:05 PM

IRELAND’S MONA MCSHARRY advanced to the final of the 100m breaststroke on day two of competition at the Foro Italico in Rome, but Irish compatriot Niamh Coyne missed on a place in the showpiece after finishing sixth in her semi-final.

McSharry finished second in her own heat and was third-fastest overall with a time of 1:06.44. She will race in the final at 5:30pm Irish time tomorrow.

Coyne was appearing in her first individual semi-final at a senior summer international and clocked an impressive time of 1:08 flat, bowing out at the penultimate stage.

Earlier, Danielle Hill swam twice this morning, first in the 50m Butterfly, where she touched in 27.10 and earned a spot as first reserve for this evening’s semi-final. The Larne swimmer was then joined by Eoin Corby, Brendan Hyland and Victoria Catterson for the 4x100m Medley Relay where the quartet finished fifth in their heat and eleventh overall in 3:53.15.

Also, in action this morning were Max McCusker (50.12) and Robbie Powell (50.99) in the 100m Freestyle. Ellie McCartney made her senior international debut in the 100m Breaststroke in 1:12.16, while Liam Custer returned for the 800m Freestyle where he was second in his heat in 8:15.09.

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