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

Published 14/07/2015 | 21:06

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.

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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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