Greene Gets It Done In 59.76 To Lower Own Irish 100 Breast Record


Although Darragh Greene already qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, the man did anything but rest on his laurels during prelims of these Irish National Team Trials.

The 25-year-old already booked his Olympics ticket by way of his 59.82 time in the men’s 100m breaststroke while competing at the 2019 FINA World Championships. That resulted in a new Irish national record for the National Centre Dublin athlete.

This morning, however, surrounded by Irish performance athletes currently training in recognised onshore training bubbles in the National Centre (Dublin) at the National Aquatic Centre, the National Centre (Limerick) at the University of Limerick and at Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, as well as those identified athletes of similar standing who are living and training offshore, Greene lowered that down even further.

Touching the wall in a mark of 59.76 in the heats, Greene sliced .06 off of that Gwangju time to check in with another national mark. Splits included 27.81/31.95.

He’ll race again this evening out of lane 4, potentially pushing 19-year-old Irish junior record holder Eoin Corby to an Olympic-qualifying cut, as teh teen was only .3 away in 1:00.23 this morning.

Greene’s result inserts him onto the worldwide rankings list this season just outside the top 20 performers.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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