2021 FINA SHORT COURSE SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, December 16th – Tuesday, December 21st
- Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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A trio of Irish records went down on day 5 of these 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships.
For Walshe, the Tennesee Vol is on a record-breaking tear as of late, already nailing a 400m IM national standard earlier in this meet. This morning in Abu Dhabi, Walshe split 27.96/33.12/37.32/30.29 to register the fastest 2IM time of her career, with her 2:08.69 obliterating her own previous PB of 2:16.72 from way back in 2017.
Her outing here this morning also easily surpassed the previous Irish national record of 2:11.13 Niamh Kilgallen scored at that same year’s Irish National Championships.
Walshe’s result in the heats here rendered her as the 9th place finisher and #1 reserve swimmer for tonight’s final.
She also took on the 100m fly this morning, producing an effort of 57.32 to make it to the next round. That time also took over an Irish record, Walshe’s own 58.81 from 2019.
For Olympian Wiffen, the 20-year-old ‘s 14:31.13 also blew his previous PB to bits. Prior to Abu Dhabi, Wiffen held a career-quickest of 14:48.24 from October of this year. However, en route to capturing the 6th seed for the final, Wiffen established a new national mark with another shot at lowering it to come tomorrow evening.