Thursday 29 September 2016

Another medal for Ireland! Ellen Keane takes breaststroke bronze to round off memorable day

Published 15/09/2016 | 08:14

Ellen Keane rounded off an amazing four-medal day for the Irish Paralympic team as she crossed the line in third place in the SB8 100m breaststroke final.

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Canada's Katarina Roxon finished first, with Claire Cashmore of Great Britain coming home in second.

The 21-year-old swam a time of 1:23.07 to claim a bronze medal, adding to the glorious haul achieved by the cyclists earlier in the day.

Colin Lynch took silver in the C2 time trial, Eoghan Clifford won gold in the C3 time trial - to add to his bronze from the individual pursuit - while Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy also claimed gold in the women's tandem B pair.

Keane competed in London as a 17-year-old but this is her first Paralympic medal.

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