Two of Ireland’s brightest swimming stars were among those honored at last night’s Swim Ireland Annual Awards.
Swim Ireland has announced 45 athletes to our National Squad (Swimming) for the 2017-2018 season with specific cohorts of athletes identified – a Performance group (with an Olympic 2020 focus) and a Performance Pathway group (with an Olympic 2024 focus).
Swim Ireland’s future has taken on a brighter shine as of late, with 3 of the nation’s elite swimmers making history over the summer.
L’une des tendances les plus marquantes des courses de natation qui viennent de s’achever aux Universiades de Taipei, a été la réalisation de performances parfois très élevées en séries et (pour le sprint de nage libre) en demi-finales. C’est une constatation récurrente, que font ce qu’intéresse la natation, que cette quasi-obligation de nager vite dès les épreuves qualificatives.
After tonight’s events, Japan has now taken over the lead in the gold medal count, but the USA maintains the lead in terms of overall medals with 14 medals to Japan’s 12.
Ireland’s Shane Ryan earned gold in the men’s 50m backstroke tonight in Taipei, clocking a new national record and making history in the process.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
Top seed in the men’s 50m backstroke in Taipei, Ireland’s Shane Ryan, clocked his nation’s fastest-ever time in semi-finals.
It’s day 3 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events. Olympic champ Dmitry Balandin is out for gold in the men’s 200 breast.
Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin will compete in his signature 200 breaststroke at day 3 prelims from Taipei.
The USA’s Andrew Wilson put up the fastest time of the meet so far with his 59.6 in prelims, but can he hold off defending champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan in the final?
The Irish 4x100m freestyle relay didn’t land on the podium, but did manage to crank out a new national record on day 1 in Taipei.
Yui Ohashi of Japan will be hunting down gold in the 400 IM after taking the top qualifying time in the prelims.
Follow along for live updates from the first preliminary session of the 2017 World University Games.
Irish Swimming has announced its largest World Championships squad since 2009 set to head to Hungary this summer.