Olympics

Ellen Keane Wins Thrilling Paralympic GOLD For Ireland In The Pool

Ellen Keane Wins Thrilling Paralympic GOLD For Ireland In The Pool

Ellen Keane won gold for Ireland in the SB8 100m breaststroke at the Paralympic Games on Thursday.

The 26-year-old touched the wall just ahead of New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe in second and Adelina Razetdinova of the Russian Paralympic Committee in third.

Keane made the turn just behind Pascoe but powered through the second half of the race to win in 1:19.93.

The time - 0.39 seconds ahead of Pascoe - is also a new personal best for Keane. She took 1.78 seconds off the time which she had set in the heat in the early hours of Thursday.

ellen keane gold medal sb8 100m breaststroke paralympics

Five years ago in Rio, Keane won bronze in the event. She made her Paralympic debut at Beijing in 2008 as a 13-year-old. This is her fourth Paralympic Games.

Advertisement

Ellen Keane wins Paralympic gold in SB8 100m breaststroke

Ibrahim Hamadtou: The Paralympian Who Plays Table Tennis With His Mouth

ellen keane medal sb8 100m breaststroke final paralympics

PJ Browne
Article written by
Kerryman. Write mostly about Gaelic games and athletics. Did not win a 2008 NBA title with the Boston Celtics.

You may also like

Ellen Keane Bubbles With Joy After Winning Paralympic Gold
Olympics
"We Train Day In, Day Out, We Work Just As Hard"
Olympics