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Swimming: Dazzling Doyle strikes silver in World Uni final

Fiona Doyle won a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Following the semi-final, Doyle was the fourth fastest qualifier going into yesterday's final, her semi-final time of 1:08.43 just off her personal best and Irish senior record of 1:08.23.

Doyle then put in the swim of her life in the final to take the silver medal and set a new Irish senior record of 1:07.66. Russia's Yuliya Efimova was the gold medallist in 1:05.66, the second fastest time in the world this year. Doyle will face off against Efimova again at the Swimming World Championships later this month.

Clearly delighted with her performance, Doyle said: "I'm over the moon, this is what I came here to do and I can't wait for worlds now."

Fiona will be back in action today in the heats of the 200m breaststroke, another event in which she is the current Irish record holder.

Andrew Meegan continued his record-breaking form at World University Games with another Irish senior record in the 1500m final, his third record in the event in 2013. His time of 15:24.56 placed him seventh. Meegan will also be back in the pool today, this time in the 800m freestyle heats.


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