Irish Paralympic Swimmer Medal Haul in Melbourne

ByEmma Porter |

Róisín Ní Riain and Ellen Keane set the tone for the Irish para swimming team at the Citi Para Swimming World Series in Melbourne with three medals between them on day 1 of the competition.

Ni Riain struck gold twice in the 100m Backstroke (1:06.69) and the 100 Butterfly (1:06.36).

Ellen Keane followed this up with a silver medal performance in the 50m Breaststroke (37.81).

On Day 2, Deaton Registe claimed bronze in the 100m breastroke 100m breaststroke (01:08.83), while Ni Riain was also back on the podium in the same event (01:19.74).

Day 3 saw Nicole Turner and Dearbhaile Brady secure 1st and 2nd place for Ireland in the 50m Butterfly. Turner swam 37.71 and was followed to the wall by Brady in 38.40 for her first international medal.

Róisín Ní Riain added more gold medals to her tally on Day 3 of the Citi Para Swimming World Series, winning the 50m backstroke (31.01) and 200m IM (02:31.09). 

Ireland finished second place in the medal table only behind hosts Australia who had a whopping team of 61 swimmers feature in the event.

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