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McSharry sets new Irish record in the 200m breaststroke

The 20-year-old swimmer finished second in her heat but narrowly missed out on a spot in the semi-final.

Ireland's Mona McSharry.
Ireland's Mona McSharry.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

IRISH SWIMMER MONA McSharry continues to impress at her first Olympic Games. 

Having reached the 100m women’s breaststroke final, where she finished eighth, the 20-year-old from Sligo was up in Heat 1 of the 200m breaststroke this morning. 

Starting in Lane 6, McSharry put in a strong performance to claim second place behind Kristyna Horska of the Czech Republic.

Her time of 2:25.08 is a new Irish record but unfortunately wasn’t enough to see her progress to the semi-final.

With the top 16 spots up for grabs, McSharry was 20th overall. 


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