Mona McSharry Wins 50m Breaststroke Bronze At Euro Championships

Mona McSharry Wins 50m Breaststroke Bronze At Euro Championships
By PJ Browne Updated

Mona McSharry won bronze for Ireland in the 50m breaststroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Swimming out of lane eight, the 19-year-old broke the Irish senior record, touching the wall with 29.87 on the clock.

"I don’t know how I made it to get a medal on an outer lane," she said.

I’ve just put my hands on the wall and this was the first time that I swim inside 30sec.

The Sligo swimmer finished just 0.01 ahead of Belarus' Alina Smushka in fourth.

McSharry stood on the podium beside the Italian duo of Martina Carraro, who placed second, and winner Benedetta Pilato.

The latter won gold in a world junior record time of 29.32.


Photo by Tino Henschel/Sportsfile

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