McSharry Books Another Final Spot in Doha

ByEmma Porter |

Mona McSharry has secured her third Final at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, making it a clean sweep of Finals across the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke events.

McSharry, who was fifth in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke earlier this week, touched in 30.57 for fourth place in this evening’s semi-final. The time, faster than this morning’s 30.72, sees the Sligo woman advance in sixth place overall.

McSharry commented after the race “It’s great, I think being able to go back to back racing in multiple events and being able to make it back to multiple finals is really encouraging, and look I get to go again tomorrow, the 50m’s just a splash and dash so it’s a nice one to finish on.”

The Women’s 50m Breaststroke Final will take place on Sunday at 4:09pm.

Earlier today, World Champion in the 800m Freestyle, Daniel Wiffen, confirmed his place in the 1500m Freestyle Final, his third final of the week.

The 1500m Freestyle Final will take place on Sunday at 4.16pm (IRL).

Also, in action, Erin Riordan closed out her Championships, with a first individual race at World level, in the 50m Freestyle. The National Centre Dublin swimmer clocked 26.26.

Tomorrow, Ireland’s Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay will take to the blocks seeking an Olympic Games spot. The top sixteen times from teams achieved at the 2023 World Championships and tomorrow’s race will confirm places for Paris. The Ireland men currently sit in thirteenth place and will look to improve their time of 3:35.03 from last year.

While Ireland’s Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay will not compete in Doha, they will learn their Olympic fate by the end of the day. The women’s team, also in thirteenth place from the 2023 Championships, have a time of 4:01.25.

Results Day 7 Heats

  • Women 50m Freestyle                                Erin Riordan                      26.26 (43rd)
  • Women 50m Breaststroke                         Mona McSharry                30.72 (7th)           SF 30.57 (6th)
  • Men 1500m Freestyle                                Daniel Wiffen                   14:54.29 (6th)

Schedule – Day 8 Heats

  • Men 4x100m Medley Relay                        Ireland                            7.09am (IRL)
  • Women 50m Breaststroke Final                Mona McSharry               4.09pm (IRL)
  • Men 1500m Freestyle Final                       Daniel Wiffen                   4.16pm (IRL)
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