November 16, 2020
Ireland’s Shane Ryan, set his sixth and final record of the International Swimming League in Budapest this evening, as his Toronto Titan’s team were knocked out at the semi-final stage.
Swimming in the 100m Backstroke, Ryan clocked 50.17 to finish in sixth place. This knocked three hundredths of a second off his previous best of 50.20 and marked the third time in the past three weeks that he has broken the record. Team Iron’s Robert Glinta won the event in a new Romanian record of 49.64.
In the earlier rounds of competition, the National Centre Dublin swimmer had set new Irish standards in the 50m Butterfly (twice) and 100m Butterfly.
Ryan concluded his International Swimming League with a win in the first round of the 50m Backstroke Skins* in 22.91 before being eliminated in round 2 in 24.08, LA Current’s Ryan Murphy (23.76) and Cali Condors Coleman Stewart (24.03) progressing to the final two. The event was eventually won by Murphy in 24.23.
Next up for Ryan will be Swim Ireland’s Time Trial Series on November 28th, before the 2020 Irish Winter Meet from December 17th – 20th, both events taking place at the National Sports Campus.
Darragh Greene’s London Roar confirmed their place in next weekend’s ISL Final with a second-place finish in the first semi-final, behind Energy Standard, although Greene did not compete. London were impressive over the two days with two new World Records set by Great Britain’s Adam Peaty in the 100m Breaststroke and the Netherland’s Kira Toussaint in the 50m Backstroke.
ISL Semi-Final 1 – Final Standings ISL Semi-Final 2 – Day 1 Standings
Energy Standard 580 Cali Condors 605.5
London Roar 517.5 LA Current 462
Tokyo Frog Kings 380.5 Team Iron 340.5
New York Breakers 239 Toronto Titans 303
Full results Semi-Final 1 available HERE
Full results Semi-Final 2 available HERE