Andrea Staccioli/INPHO Mona McSharry pictured with her bronze medal in the Women's 100m Breaststroke.
# Podium Place
Mona McSharry wins bronze and breaks Irish record in World 100m breaststroke final
Elsewhere, Ireland’s Jack McMillan reached the final of the men’s 100m freestyle final.

MONA MCSHARRY HAS won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke final at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi.

McSharry set a new Irish record as she came home in third place, finishing in a time of 1:03.92 behind the winner Qianting Tang of China who clocked a time of 1:03.47 to clinch gold.

Sweden’s Sophie Hansson claimed the silver medal as she finished ahead of McSharry in a time of 1:03.50.

“I was definitely nervous going into it because I knew I had the potential to medal and it’s really nice to see that all come together in a race,” a delighted McSharry said after her race.

“It felt really good and I’m glad I dropped time too.

“It’s been amazing. It’s been really enjoyable to watch other team mates swim really well and have a great time. This is the first time we’ve gotten together as a group since the Olympics and it’s much of the same swimmers, and it’s just really nice to be able to have fun and compete together and be up against the best in the world.”

Elsewhere, Ireland’s Jack McMillan reached tomorrow’s final of the men’s 100m freestyle final after finishing eighth fastest in a time of 46.70 which is just .02 off Shane Ryan’s Irish record.

Ellen Walshe, who has already secured a silver medal at the World Championships, she set another Irish senior record of 56.68 in the semi-final of the 100m butterfly. She missed out on a place in the final by just .06 of a second.

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Daniel Wiffen set two new Irish senior records as he made it through to the 1500m Freestyle final in sixth place.


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