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Shane Ryan Wins Bronze Medal For Ireland At World Championships

Shane Ryan was won a bronze medal in the 50 metre backstroke event at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China, breaking the Irish record. 

It’s a record that Ryan has already broken twice this week, firstly in the heats and following that, in the semi-final he swam in a time of 22.96 seconds, trimming 0.07 seconds off the record he set in the heats.

In this afternoon’s final, the 24 year old posted a time of 22.76 seconds, finishing just 0.18 of a second behind Russia’s Evgeny Rylov of Russia (22.58) and Ryan Murphy from the USA (22.63).

The third place finish is another feather in the cap of the American-born swimmer who also won a bronze medal in 50 metre backstroke event at the European Long Course Swimming Championships earlier this year.

 

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