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SWIMMING: McMahon latest Irish golden girl

Mark O'Driscoll

Published 11/07/2011 | 05:00

SYCERIKA McMAHON is being compared favourably with Irish No 1 Grainne Murphy after leaving with two gold medals and a silver from the European Junior Championships in Belgrade.

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Two years ago, Murphy claimed three golds at these championships and on Saturday, Ireland's latest northern teenage sensation just failed to emulate that feat by one-tenth of a second in the 200m freestyle, having won gold in the 50m breaststroke and 400m freestyle earlier in the week.

Russian Ksenia Yuskova won the 200m freestyle gold in 2:00.50, while McMahon took silver in an Irish junior record of 2:00.61.

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