Fitzgibbon lands 'b' gold
Published 26/07/2011 | 05:00
YOUTH OLYMPICS: New Ross swimmer Luke Fitzgibbon (Good Counsel) was Ireland's best performer on the opening day of the European Youth Olympics in Trabzon,Turkey.
Fitzgibbon narrowly missed out on a place in the 200m backstroke final but took gold in the 'B' final.
Greg O'Shea (Crescent, Limerick), third in his heat in 10.95, reached the 100m semi-finals.
Macroom's Grainne Moynihan ran a 55.31 personal best but missed the 400m by just one place.
Mary-Kate McDowell (Bangor) finished third in her 400m freestyle heat.
Brian O'Sullivan (NAC Abbotstown) swam a PB in 100m freestyle and Clodagh Flood (Tallaght) finished 16th in the 100m butterfly.
Ireland have a squad of over 50 athletes in five sports at this mini-Olympics, which has attracted 4,000 athletes from 49 countries.