Sunday 20 October 2019

Hyland and Corcoran on Irish records trail in China

(Stock picture)
(Stock picture)

Irish swimmers continued their assault on the record books as the FINA World Short Course Championships got under way in Hangzhou, China.

Brendan Hyland clocked a superb 1:53.19 in his heat of the 200m butterfly, knocking more than three seconds off his previous best.

That left Hyland in 10th place overall, just outside a place in the eight-man final.

Hyland returns to the pool today for the 100m butterfly and the 24-year-old will be confident of breaking Conor Brines' 2016 record of 52.08.

Conor Ferguson continued the record-breaking trend in the 100m backstroke heats. The 19-year-old clocked 52.04 seconds, knocking .24 off the 52.40 record he set last year.

Competing in her first senior international meeting, Niamh Coyne showed impressive form. Swimming alongside some of the best breaststrokers in the world, Coyne swam a best time of 31.42.

Darragh Greene then clocked a 100pc personal best in the 100m breaststroke. Greene clocked 58.91, taking more than a second off his previous best of 59.93.

Irish Independent

The Left Wing - RWC Daily: End of an era as Ireland say sayonara to World Cup

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport