Róisín Ní Ríain Bags Bronze At First Ever World Championships

Ireland’s Róisín Ní Riain clinched a fantastic bronze medal for Ireland on the opening day of the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.

Róisín Ní Ríain Bags Bronze At First Ever World Championships Róisín Ní Ríain Bags Bronze At First Ever World Championships
HerSport Editor

Ireland’s Róisín Ní Riain clinched a fantastic bronze medal for Ireland on the opening day of the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.

The young Limerick athlete who was the youngest squad member of Team Ireland at the Paralympic Games, produced a superb finish to hold off Poland's Joanna Mendak and claim bronze by  by just a quarter of a second.

Ní Riain, who qualified for the final after swimming 1:10 earlier in the heats, knocked nearly a second off that time as she powered through to edge out her Polish competitor and clinch bronze at her first ever Senior World Championships.

Speaking immediately after the race Róisín said ‘I’m absolutely delighted, I wasn’t expecting it, I was hoping but I wasn’t expecting it so I am absolutely thrilled.'

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This marks the start of a busy week for Ní Riain who will compete for more times, including tomorrow when she will again compete for a medal in the SB13 100m Backstroke Final.

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Earlier today Ellen Keane confirmed that she will not race in her Individual Medley event but will compete on Saturday in the SB8 Breaststroke heats, the same event in which she secured her Paralympic Gold medal. Ireland’s newest Para Swimmer, Amy Sheridan also had the honour of being the flag bearer for Team Ireland and was joined for the ceremony by Ellen Keane.

Day 2-Monday June 13

Róisín Ní Riain, Women’s SB13 100m Backstroke Final

Day 3-Tuesday June 14

Nicole Turner, SM6 200m Individual Medley Heat

Barry McClements, S9 100m Butterfly Heat

Amy Sheridan, S9 100m Butterfly Heat

Day 4- Wednesday June 15

Róisín Ní Riain, S13 100m Backstroke Final

Day 5- Thursday June 16

Barry McClements, S9 400m Freestyle Heats

Nicole Turner, S6 50m Freestyle Heats

Day 6- Friday June 17

Róisín Ní Riain, S13 400m Freestyle Final

Barry McClements S9 100m Backstroke Heat

Nicole Turner SB6 100m Breaststroke Heat

Day 7- Saturday June 18

Róisín Ní Riain, SM13 200m Individual Medley Final

Nicole Turner, S6 50m Butterfly Heat

Ellen Keane, SB8 100m Breaststroke Heat

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