Ireland's Mona McSharry makes history as she wins gold at World Junior Swimming Championships
Ireland's Mona McSharry swam her way into the history books as she claimed gold in the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis last night.
The Sligo 17-year-old broke the national senior record in the 100m breaststroke, clocking a time of 1:07.10 to see off the challenge of Faith Nelson from Canada.
"It’s wonderful to win here at the World Juniors, to stand on top of the podium and hear our anthem played," said McSharry afterwards.
"I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me on my journey so far; and now for the 200m – I’m not finished yet!"
McSharry's gold adds to her collection of gold and silver medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m at the European Juniors earlier this summer.