Mona McSharry a whisker away from third medal

Ballyshannon swimmer finishes fourth in 200m breaststroke at World Junior Championships

Mona McSharry has already won gold and bronze medals in Indianapolis. Photograph: Inpho

Mona McSharry has already won gold and bronze medals in Indianapolis. Photograph: Inpho

 

Ireland’s Mona McSharry narrowly missed out on another medal at the World Junior Swimming Championships in the US on Monday night.

The 17-year-old finished fourth in the final of the 200m breaststroke having already won two medal at the tournament in Indianapolis.

She finished with a time of 2.27.67, two-tenths of a second behind the UK’s Annabel Guye-Johnson.

On Saturday night, she became the first Irish swimmer to win gold at the championships. She was victorious in the 100m breaststroke, breaking the national senior record as she touched the wall in 1:07.1.

McSharry, a member of the Marlins Swimming Club in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, took the bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke on Thursday. In just eight weeks, McSharry has won world and European 100m breaststroke gold, world bronze and European gold in the 50m breaststroke and European 200m breaststroke silver.

Conor Ferguson was also in action on the last day of racing at the championships, finishing seventh in the final of the men’s 200m backstroke.

The Irish record holder for the event finished in 1.59.86, three seconds behind the winner, Spaniard Hugo Gonzalez.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.