October 08, 2018

Niamh Coyne and Mona McSharry have progressed to the 50m Breaststroke Final at the World Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

After two fantastic performances in the morning, which saw both girls win their heats, McSharry advanced to the semi-final second overall in 31.78 and Coyne fifth in 31.90.

Both impressed again in last night’s semi-finals with Coyne touching second in her semi-final in 31.80 while McSharry was third in hers in 32.02, the duo securing places for the final in 4th and 6th respectively.

The 50m Breaststroke Final takes place at 10.14pm (Ireland).

World Youth Olympic Games

Day 1 Heats/Semi-Finals

Women 50m Breaststroke                 Mona McSharry                   H 31.78 (2nd)         SF 32.02 (6th)

                                                      Niamh Coyne                      H 31.90 (5th)         SF 31.80 (4th)

Day 2 Finals

Women 50m Breaststroke                 Mona McSharry, Niamh Coyne                         10.14pm