October 22, 2021

Molly Mayne, Ireland’s sole representative in the Qatar leg of the FINA world cup got her campaign underway on Thursday.

She last competed for Ireland at this summer's LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy, making it through to the 200m Breaststroke final with a new personal best time in a 50m pool of 2:29.55.

Setting a new personal best in 200m Breaststroke final in a time of 2:24.51, sixteen-year-old Mayne finished a respectable 4th in a field of experienced senior athletes. Rounding out her first day of competition she also recorded a new personal best time in the 100m Individual Medley of 1:02.63.

Friday’s action saw Mayne set a time of 4:47.99 in the 400m Individual Medley, whilst holding her nerve in a speedy 100m Breaststroke event to set another new personal best of 1:07.57, knocking nearly two seconds off her previous time.

Molly will be back in the pool tomorrow (Saturday) for the final day of racing in the 100m Butterfly and 50m Breastsroke.

FINA Swimming World Cup - Doha, Qatar

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