23-year-old Mona McSharry has won two medals at the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Budapest this weekend: silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke.
𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗰𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗽
A very successful weekend for Mona McSharry saw the Irish swimmer claim 🥈 and 🥉 at the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Budapest.
🥈 50m Breaststroke 30.41
🥉 100m Breaststroke 1:06.32#SWC23 pic.twitter.com/T2CseAwSdA
— Swim Ireland (@swimireland) October 22, 2023
McSharry is the Irish record holder for both events. On Sunday the Sligo native swam 30.41 in the 50m, behind only Italian Benedetta Pilato's 30.04. Belarusian Alina Zmushka too bronze with 30.53.
On Saturday Pilato had also been the victor in the 100m breaststroke with 1:05.83. In second place was Tes Schouten of the Netherlands with 1:06.29, while McSharry's 1:06.32 ensured her third place.
McSharry, who has already qualified for the Paris Olympics, won gold this summer in the 50m breaststroke at the European u23 Swimming Championships.