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Semenya all set for comeback

Athletics: South Africa's Caster Semenya is set to make her competitive return to the track at a small meeting in Finland this evening.

The world 800m champion was given the all-clear by the International Association of Athletics Federations last week to resume her career following the furore over her gender that erupted with her victory at last year's World Championships.

SWIMMING: Irish teenager Sycerika McMahon finished sixth in the final of the 400m individual medley (IM) at the European Junior Championships in Helsinki yesterday, clocking a time of 4:51.08.

Irish team manager Fiona Burke hailed the 15-year-old's swim as "fabulous" as McMahon also qualified in eighth place for today's 200m butterfly, which she has since withdrawn from due to a heavy schedule.

ATHLETICS: Cork sprinter Ailis McSweeney will compete in the 100m at the European Championships after setting a sensational new Irish record in Belgium.

McSweeney's winning time of 11.40 seconds in Liege (with a legal wind of +0.8m/s) knocked 0.03sec off Michelle Carroll's 11.43 mark, which was set in 1978 and was the longest-standing record on the Irish women's list.

SNOOKER: Joe Swail will kick off his defence of the Lucan Racing Classic against 2007 winner Davy Morris.

Fergal O'Brien starts his bid against Wexford's Rodney Goggins. Martin McCrudden plays Michael Judge and Robert Murphy faces Joe Delaney.


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