Ireland's Nicole Turner (14) sets new PB and comes agonisingly close to Paralympic bronze
Published 09/09/2016 | 22:28
Ireland's youngest Paralympic competitor Nicole Turner has finished in fifth position in tonight's 50m butterfly S6 final in Rio.
The 14-year-old from Portarlington, co Laois, who was the fourth fastest qualifier for the final in a time of 38.44 seconds, produced a terrific performance to finish in a time of 37.31, taking almost a second off her personal best.
Turner was just five-tenths of a second away from a place on the podium.
Ellie Robinson of Great Britain took gold in the event.