Swim Ireland Ryan vai a final dos 50 metros peito e Greene faz história

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Nadadores irlandeses tiveram um primeiro dia dramático no Campeonato Europeu em Glasgow. Shane Ryan garantiu um lugar nas finais do 50 m peito no final da manhã. Darragh Greene tornou-se o primeiro nadador irlandês a quebrar o -minute marca no peito de 100m.

Depois de baixar quatro décimos de segundo de seu melhor tempo nas baterias desta manhã nos 50m costas e um novo recorde irlandês de 24:32 Ryan consegui ir para a final. O atleta olímpico Rio 2016 agora é um candidato real para uma medalha, mas com certeza terá que melhorar o tempo de 24,32 desta manhã.

Darragh Greene fez história na semifinal de 100m peito desta noite, quando o atleta de Longford tornou-se o primeiro nadador irlandês a quebrar a marca dos 59,92, também foi uma pré-validação para o Campeonato Mundial de 2019, em Gwangju, Coréia. Prigoda ficou no oitavo lugar em 59.39 com Greene ficando como primeiro reserva em 1:00.44.

Outra barreira foi quebrada esta noite, quando Conor Ferguson ficou abaixo de 25 segundos nas semifinais dos 50 metros costas. O atleta de 18 anos marcou 24,99, terminando em 5º na sua série e nono no geral, perdendo apenas um lugar na final por três centésimos de segundo
Hoje, o revezamento de 4×100 metros livres da Irlanda com Ryan, David Thompson, Jordan Sloan e Robbie Powell bateu o recorde irlandês com 3:17,55. O quarteto tirou quase dois segundos do recorde de 2017 (3:19.39) para terminar em quarto na série e décimo segundo geral.

O diretor nacional de natação, Jon Rudd, ficou feliz com o início positivo de sua equipe. “Todos nós conversamos muito sobre a noção de que os nadadores irlandeses precisam se apresentar no dia em questão – e, no caso de 2018, terminamos o primeiro de sete desses dias. E nós não poderíamos realmente ter ficado mais fortes ou mais determinados do que fizemos hoje. Quatro recordes irlandeses foram quebrados. Dois dos três foram mais rápidos do que as eliminatórias e temos que aplaudir Darragh se tornando o primeiro irlandês a quebrar o minuto para os 100 metros peito. Se continuarmos nesse sentido, a semana nos trará boas lembranças”.
Mais um dia movimentado para a Irlanda, quando quatro nadadores fizerem sua estréia individual no Campeonato. Sloan e Powell nadarão nos 100m Freestyle, a campeã mundial júnior Mona McSharry entrará no 100m Breaststroke e o recordista irlandês Brendan Hyland competirá nos 200m Butterfly.

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Swim Ireland Ryan Secures Place in 50m Backstroke Final Greene Makes Breaststroke History

Irish swimmers had a dramatic first day as the European Championships got underway in Glasgow today. Shane Ryan has secured a place in tomorrow’s 50m Backstroke Final after a record-breaking swim this morning and Conor Ferguson and Darragh Greene both came agonisingly close to finals places, a silver lining for Greene however as he became the first Irish swimmer to break the one-minute mark in the 100m Breaststroke.

After knocking four tenths of a second off his best time in this morning’s heats of the 50m Backstroke for a new Irish Record of 24.32, Ryan returned for the semi-finals where the 24-year-old clocked 24.57 to progress as fourth fastest into tomorrow’s final. The Rio 2016 Olympian is now a real contender for a medal tomorrow but will most definitely have to better this morning’s time of 24.32 to be in the mix.

Darragh Greene made Irish history in this evening’s 100m Breaststroke Semi-Final as the Longford man became the first swimmer to break the minute mark in the 100m Breaststroke in 59.92, the National Centre Dublin swimmers time was also a pre-validation for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Korea. A fifth-place finish in the second semi-final saw Greene tie for 8^th place overall with Russia’s Kirill Prigoda, a swim-off was then required to separate the two. Prigoda took the last place for tomorrows final in 59.39 with Greene settling as first reserve in 1:00.44.

Another barrier was broken this evening as Conor Ferguson went under 25 seconds for the first time in the first of the 50m Backstroke semi-finals. The 18-year-old clocked 24.99, finishing 5^th in his heat and ninth overall, just missing a place in the final by three hundredths of a second. The time was a second Irish Junior Record of the day for the National Centre Dublin swimmer who will be the first reserve for tomorrow’s Final.

Earlier today, Ireland’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay of Ryan, David Thompson, Jordan Sloan and Robbie Powell swam an Irish Senior Record of 3:17.55. The quartet took almost two seconds off the 2017 record (3:19.39) to finish fourth in their heat and twelfth overall.

National Performance Director Jon Rudd was happy with the positive start from his team. “We’ve all talked a great deal around the notion of Irish swimmers needing to perform on the day that matters – and in the case of 2018, we have finished the first of seven of those days. And we couldn’t really have stood up stronger or more determined than we did today. Five swims in the heats with four of them lifetime bests. Four Irish records and three swims giving us second bites in semi-finals. Two of the three were then faster than the heats and we have to applaud Darragh becoming the first Irishman to break the minute for the long course 100m Breaststroke. If we continue in this vein, the week will be one to remember”.

Another busy day for Ireland tomorrow as four swimmers make their individual debuts at the Championships. Sloan and Powell will swim the 100m Freestyle, World Junior Champion Mona McSharry goes in the 100m Breaststroke and Irish record holder Brendan Hyland will compete in the 200m Butterfly.

Trish Mayon Swim Ireland
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