Friday 23 June 2017

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner register lifetime bests to finish fifth in Glasgow

14 July 2015; Ireland's Nicole Turner before her Women’s SB6 100m Breaststroke Final. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Nicole Turner before her Women’s SB6 100m Breaststroke Final. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Ellen Keane after competing in her heat of the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB8 where she finished first in a time of 1:22.95. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Ellen Keane competes in her heat of the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB8 where she finished first in a time of 1:22.95. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Ellen Keane after competing in her heat of the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB8 where she finished first in a time of 1:22.95. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Ellen Keane competes in her heat of the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB8 where she finished first in a time of 1:22.95. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Nicole Turner competes in her heat of the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB6 where she finished fifth in a time of 1:48.24. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Nicole Turner after her Women’s SB6 100m Breaststroke Final where she finished fifth in a time of 1:48.07. IPC Swimming World Championship. Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Ian MacNicol / SPORTSFILE

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner finished just outside the medals their respective 100m breaststroke events at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Glasgow.

Both athletes swam personal bests in their heats this morning and did likewise this evening in the finals.

Thirteen-year-old Turner, who also finished fifth in last night's 400m freestyle final, shaved just under two tenths of a second of her PB with a time of 1:48.07.

Dubliner Keane was also just outside the medals this evening when she swam faster than she did in this morning's heats.

She delivered a lifetime best of 1:22.50.

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