Irish national record holder Danielle Hill secured silver in the 50m backstroke on May 17, day 1 of Mare Nostrum Barcelona.
Danielle Hill added to medals from Mona McSharry, Shane Ryan and Darragh Greene from Leg 1 of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour on Day 1 of Leg 2 in Barcelona
🥈 Daniell Hill 50m Backstroke 27.83
6️⃣ Ellen Walshe 200m IM 2:12.36
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Her time of 27.83 was second to Canadian Ingrid Wilm in 27.76. Poland's Adela Piskorska claimed bronze in 27.98. The top three were the only women to finish under 28 seconds.
Hill's time was the second-fastest time of her career, beat only by her national record, 27.69, set last month (lowering her previous record of 27.95) at the Swim Ulster Championships.
Day 1 also saw Ellen Walshe take sixth place in the 200m individual medley with a time of 2:12.36. Israel's Anastasia Gorbenko won that event in 2:09.47.
Day 2 also saw impressive swims from both women. Walshe took fourth in the 400m IM in 4:41:30, and Hill the same finishing position in the 100m in 1:00.67.
Walshe and Hill add to the medal haul from last week's Mare Nostrum stop in Canet, when Mona McSharry took home gold, silver, and bronze medals in separate events.