December 14, 2017

Jordan Sloan has finished in sixth place in the 200m Freestyle Final on the second day of competition in Copenhagen. 

An Irish Record swim of 1:43.26 secured Sloan third place going into this evening’s final in the Danish capital, but after a hectic week where he secured a qualification time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Bangor ahead of travelling to the European Championships, the 24-year-old posted a time of 1:44.12 in the final. 

Speaking after the race, which was his first International Final, Sloan commented “I’m happy with it, obviously the time’s not as quick as I went this morning but I gave myself a chance, I went out after it and I was still in the mix at 150m, I was just a little bit tired over the last 50m; but for my first final I’ll take it and I’m happy with it.”

Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys took Gold in the event in 1:40.85, Aleksander Krasnykh claimed silver in 1:42.22 and Great Britain’s Duncan Scott the bronze medal in 1:43.07.

Sloan has a rest day tomorrow and returns to the pool on Saturday for the 100m Freestyle, an event in which he holds the Irish Record (48.13).

50m Breaststroke semi-finalists Mona McSharry and Alex Murphy return to the pool tomorrow for their favoured event, the 100m Breaststroke; Darragh Greene and Nicholas Quinn are also competing in Breaststroke while Calum Bain swims his first individual event of the week in the 50m Freestyle heats.

Interview: Jordan Sloan 200m Freestyle Final

Day 2 Heats/Finals Results

200m Freestyle               

Jordan Sloan                     H 1:43.26 (3rd) ISR            SF 1:44.12 (6th)

Brendan Hyland                H 1:47.68

200m Breaststroke        

Alex Murphy                      H 2:08.05

Darragh Greene                H 2:11.02

Nicholas Quinn                  H 2:12.68

100m Freestyle               

Danielle Hill                      H 56.55

100m Backstroke            

Conor Ferguson                 H 53.32

100m IM                             

Mona McSharry                  H 1:01.90

4x50m Medley                 

Ireland                              H 1:43.15 ISR


Day 3 Heats Schedule

100m Breaststroke         Mona McSharry

50m Freestyle                Calum Bain

100m Breaststroke         Nicholas Quinn, Darragh Greene, Alex Murphy


Results/Schedule: Click HERE (Heats 8.30am/Finals 4pm Ireland)