Wednesday 25 April 2018

WATCH - Ireland's Shane Ryan wins GOLD in the 50m backstroke at the World University Games

James Ryan
James Ryan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ireland's 26 year wait for a swimming gold medal at the World University Games is over after Shane Ryan broke the Irish record in Taipei today.

Ryan had just one hundredth of a second to spare over American Justin Ress in second.

The US-born Irish swimmer qualifies for Ireland through his father Thomas, who hails from Laois.

It's only the second time in history Ireland have got their hands on a swimming gold at the World University Games after Gary O'Toole's win in 1991.

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