Swimming – Olympics come to a close for Doyle


Screen shot 2016-08-11 at 09.27.26Fiona Doyle concluded her Olympic Games yesterday evening with a second place finish in her heat of the 200m Breaststroke. A 100m Breaststroke specialist, Doyle led the race for 150 metres but tied up in the last 50 to touch in 2:29.76. Argentina’s Julia Sebastian won the heat in 2:27.98.

After 4 heats the 24 year old placed 25th overall, she would have needed to break her Irish record of 2:27.63 by over a second to make the semi-finals (2:26.58). Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen was the fastest qualifier in 2:22.72.

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Doyle had finished 20th in her only other event, the 100m Breaststroke, on Saturday last.