Róisín Ní Riain Claims 100M Backstroke World Title

ByEmma Porter |

Róisín Ní Riain has added to her medal tally at the Para Swimming World Championships by taking gold in the 100m Backstroke final this evening.

In a personal best swim of 01:06:62 the Limerick swimmer edged out her competition by 0.09 of a second to be crowned world champion.

Speaking after her gold medal swim Ní Riain said, “I really don’t know what to say to be honest, I’m absolutely delighted with that swim. Very unexpected but it’s a lovely surprise. I think after that 100m breaststroke I felt like I had something to prove after missing the bronze by just a half a second so I’m glad that I was able to come out tonight and prove that point.”

Tomorrow on day 5 of the championships Nicole Turner and Barry McClements are back in the pool. Both swimmers have heats in the morning session and will hope to progress to their respective finals in the evening.

Para Swimming World Championships Day 4 Results:

Róisín Ní Riain – 100m Backstroke Final (S13) 01:06:62/ 1st place


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