Swimming – Second medal for Limerick’s Doyle

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Screen shot 2015-07-10 at 14.35.31LIMERICK’s Fiona Doyle has won her second medal at the World University Games in South Korea clinching Silver in the 50m Breaststroke Final.  Doyle, 23, who studies at the University of Calgary, added the Silver medal to her Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke and Olympic qualification time to end a fantastic week in the pool in Gwangju.

Swimming in an outside lane and ranked 8th from the semi-finals, the Limerick woman produced an outstanding swim and superb finish to grab the Silver medal in 31.09 seconds.

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A shocked Doyle commented “I’m absolutely delighted, a bit shocked as I haven’t been feeling great the past few days, but to add another medal is fantastic for me and for Team Ireland. I’m really excited for World Championships now, I want to improve my times and work towards the perfect race.”

Ukraine’s Mariia Liver was the clear winner of the Gold medal in 30.73 seconds with Bronze going to both Martina Carraro (Italy) and Emma Reaney (USA) in a tied time of 31.11.

Ennis’ Chris Bryan will take to the Open Water tomorrow for the 10K event at the World University Games at Jangseongho Lake Regatta and following an 8th place finish in the event in 2013 he will be confident of a high placing result.

Results Day 7
W 50m Breaststroke          Fiona Doyle                           H 31.57 (9th)          SF 31.21 (8th)        F 31.09 (2nd)

Schedule Day 8
M 10K Open Water             Chris Bryan                            12 midnight (Ireland)