Barry McClements was first up at 9:05 for his 400m freestyle heat. The Co. Down swimmer finished in 4th place with a time of 04:32.58, enough to book himself a place in this evening’s final. Meanwhile, Nicole Turner placed second in her 50m freestyle heat and set a new personal best of 35.01.
Barry McClements was first to contest the finals in the evening. Swimming two seconds faster than his heat this morning it unfortunately wasn’t enough for McClements to reach the podium.
Speaking after his final McClements said, “I’m happy with that. I haven’t done any work for that race this year I’ve been focused on the 100m swims so it was a bit of enjoyment to go out there and have fun. I attacked the race and paid for it in the end but it was fun.”
McClements is in the pool tomorrow morning again in the heats of his final event, the 100m backstroke.
Turner broke her personal best again today in the 50m freestyle final posting a time of 34.71.
Delighted after her final Turner said, “The aim of that final being so close to that 34 this morning was to go out and bring a 34. To go 34.71 I’m delighted I’ve been at 35 now since Tokyo so to get a personal best like that I’m really happy.”
Turner is in the 100m Breaststroke final tomorrow evening.
Para Swimming World Championships Day 5 Results:
Barry McClements, 400m Freestyle Heat (S9) 04:32.59 / 4th place
Nicole Turner – 50m Freestyle Heat (S6) 35.01 / 2nd place
Barry McClements, 400m Freestyle Final (S9) 04:30.58 / 7th place
Nicole Turner – 50m Freestyle Final (S6) 34.71 / 5th place