Sunday 16 June 2019

Sloan impresses to secure 200m freestyle spoils

 

Jordan Sloan of NCD Bangor, Co. Down, during the Men 13 & Over 100 LC Meter Freestyle event during the Irish Long Course Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
Jordan Sloan of NCD Bangor, Co. Down, during the Men 13 & Over 100 LC Meter Freestyle event during the Irish Long Course Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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Jordan Sloan powered his way to 200m freestyle gold at the Irish Open Championships in a time of 1:48.44, edging Jack McMillan at the National Aquatic Centre.

The National Centre Dublin swimmer beat McMillan (1:48.56) and Robbie Powell (1:49.65), who completed the podium.

Sloan was even quicker in the morning heats, almost improving his Irish record when clocking 1:47.63.

The top four combined times from the event were also under the consideration time for a 4x200m freestyle relay at World Championships.

Sloan's team-mate Brendan Hyland took his fourth national title in the 100m butterfly when he climbed atop the podium for the eighth consecutive year in the event, with a time of 53.07.

Meanwhile, Templeogue's Ellen Walshe took the 100m butterfly honours with a personal best of 1:00.44 for her fourth title this week.

Conor Ferguson claimed 200m backstroke gold, touching in 2:00.07, ahead of National Centre Dublin team-mate Sean Scannell.

Drogheda's Sophie Maguire beat reigning champion Maria Godden to claim a first 200m backstroke in 2:17.30.

Ards' Amelia Kane took her first gold medal in the 1500m freestyle final, cruising to victory in 17:42.49.

Elsewhere, British Olympian Hannah Miley took commemorative gold in the 200m individual medley, touching at 2:15.96, as Orla Adams took the national title in 2:17.83.

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