Doyle finishes seventh in her semi-final
The 21 year old Limerick girl fails to make the final at the FINA World Swimming championships in Barcelona
Ireland’s Fiona Doyle. Photograph: Swim Ireland.
Limerick’s Fiona Doyle has bowed out of the FINA World Championships 100 metres Breaststroke in Barcelona after finishing seventh of eight in the first of the semi-finals in a time of 1.07.81.
The 21 year old had qualified for the penultimate stage of the event earlier in the day when she finished fourth in her heat in a time of 1.07.44, placing her 12th of the 16 semi-finalists time wise.
Doyle swam a time of 1.07.66 earlier this month, setting a new Irish record when winning a silver medal at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. She would have had to lower that mark appreciably to make the final.