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14-Year-Old Nicole Turner Finishes Eighth In Her FOURTH Final Of The Paralympics

14-Year-Old Nicole Turner Finishes Eighth In Her FOURTH Final Of The Paralympics
By PJ Browne

Nicole Turner finished eighth in the final of the S6 400m Freestyle in Rio on Tuesday night. Remarkably, it was the fourth final of the Games for the 14-year-old.

Preparation for the final was not ideal. After breaking her personal best in the heat to qualify, Turner's usual period of rest before a race in the evening was disrupted when a fire alarm went off in her apartment block and the building had to be evacuated.

I'm pretty tired to be honest. I've had a bit of a stressful day. There was smoke coming out of vents in our apartment block. I didn't really get back to bed after this morning. I'm pretty tired.

Wednesday is a welcome day of rest for Turner whose Paralympics are not yet at an end. She still has her two favourite events to come - the 100m breaststroke on Thursday and the 100m Freestyle on Saturday.

You can watch Nicole Turner being interviewed on RTÉ below.

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