Mona McSharry was in action this weekend at FINA’s World Cup Round 3 in Budapest.
The Sligo Swimmer placed 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke, with a 30.41, narrowly edged out of the top spot by Italy’s Benedetta Pilato, a former World Record holder in the event.
In the 100m Breaststroke, Pilato, the 2022 World and European Champion over the 100m distance, again took the top spot. Tes Schouten from the Netherlands was 2nd, with McSharry only .03 behind her to bring home bronze.
McSharry also finished 4th in the 200m to round out a successful competition.
Having already qualified for the Paris Olympic Games at the World Championships in July, McSharry will be able to cater her training for 2024 to peak at the Olympic Games without the added stress of trying to secure qualification. Having finished 8th in the Tokyo 2020(1) Olympic Final, she will likely be hoping to gain more top level racing experience in the coming months without being fully rested, and maximise on these experiences next summer in Paris.