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Shane Ryan breaks another Irish record but misses out on 100m freestyle final in China

The 24-year-old swam an impressive time once again but it wasn’t enough to put him through to the final.

Shane Ryan: goes in the 100m freestyle semi-final this morning.
Shane Ryan: goes in the 100m freestyle semi-final this morning.
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Updated Dec 15th 2018, 1:15 PM

SHANE RYAN POSTED another incredible time to set a new Irish record in the 100m freestyle event, but missed out on a spot in the final at the World Short Course Championships in Hanghzou, China.

Ryan swam an impressive 46.93 seconds in the semi-final to beat the previous record he set in the heats, but unfortunately bowed out of the competition after placing 12th overall.

He looked to be on course to qualify for the final after completing the first 50m in 22.22 seconds, but he couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half of the race.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport after the race, Ryan said:

“Faster than this morning and a new Irish record, very happy. On to the morning with the 4×100 medley relay with the boys.”

Ryan last competed in the 100m freestyle event in 2013 and cruised out of the heats to progress to the semi-finals after clocking a new Irish record time of 46.97 seconds.

Ryan yesterday won bronze in the 50m backstroke. 

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