Tuesday 6 December 2016

Nicole Turner finishes eight in her fourth Paralympic final appearance

Published 13/09/2016 | 22:11

Nicole Turner
Nicole Turner

Ireland's youngest Paralympian Nicole Turner finished eighth in her S6 400m freestyle final this evening.

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Remarkably, it was the Portarlington native's fourth final appearance in four events. She shaved two seconds of her PB today in her semi-final to qualify.

She finished last in tonight's final in a time of 5:54.61. A terrific performance given her gruelling schedule in recent days.

Yelyzaveta Mereshko of Ukraine wins gold in the S6 400m freestyle final in 5:17.01, China's Lingling Song claimed silver, while bronze went to Britain's Eleanor Simmons.

Elsewhere today, Ailbhe Kelly came sixth in her heat of the S8 100m backstroke and failed to make the final.

Phil Eaglesham finished 30th in qualifying for the mixed R5-10m air rifle prone SH2 qualification.

While in sailing, John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll lie 13th overall in the Sonar class after today's action.

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