Murphy 2nd in France

World Championship contender Barry Murphy has finished second in the 50m Breaststroke A Final at the French Open in Vichy, France.  Murphy’s time of 27.88 secured him second place following a prelim swim of 28.09 qualifying him 4th into the evening Final. South Africa’s Giulio Zorzi was the  winner of the Final in 27.66 with Frenchman Giacomo Perez Dotoma in third touching in 27.90.

Olympian Murphy, who is preparing for the World Championships in Barcelona starting on the 28th July, is currently ranked 13th in the World in the event following his Irish National Championships win of 27.53.

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