Tallaght’s Brendan Hyland had a great day in the pool on the second day of competition at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
In the morning heats, Hyland set a new Irish Junior and Senior record, setting a new time of 2:01.75, Hyland had already held both records which he set in April of this year. The 17 year old then went on to set another record in the afternoon’s semi-final clocking 2:00.67 and finishing in 5th place to make tomorrow evening’s final. Cian Duffy (2:04.05) and David O’Sullivan (2:04.16) were also in action in the 200m Butterfly heats, both Duffy and O’Sullivan made the top 16 with personal best times. Although both Duffy and O’Sullivan finished in the top 16 only Duffy progressed to the semi-finals as only two swimmers per nation can progress. Duffy performed well in the semi-final, finishing in 15th place overall in 2:05.16.
Roscommon’s Sarah Kelly was also in action in the afternoon’s final session. Kelly finished 8th overall in the final of the women’s 200m Butterfly final, a fantastic achievement for the 14 year old, who is eligible to compete in European Juniors again in 2013.
In other results this morning Curtis Coulter (51.27), NAC swimmer Brian O’Sullivan (51:92) and David Prendergast (52.53) all set personal bests in the 100m Freestyle, whilst Brendan Gibbons knocked a massive 10 seconds off his personal best in the 1500m Freestyle finishing in 16:01.29.
Full Irish Results Day 2:
Brendan Hyland 200m Butterfly (H) 2:01,75 (6) (IJR&ISR) (SF) 2:00.67 (5) (IJR&ISR)
Cian Duffy 200m Butterfly (H) 2:04.05 (15) (SF) 2:05.16 (15); 200m IM 2:09.40 (26)
David O’Sullivan 200m Butterfly 2:04.16 (16)
Clodagh Flood 400m Freestyle 4:33.77 (22)
Sarah Kelly 400m Freestyle 4:37.58 (23) 200m Butterfly (F) 2:18.49
Curtis Coulter 100m Freestyle 51.27 (19)
Brian O’Sullivan (NAC) 100m Freestyle 51.92 (35)
Brian O’Sullivan (Leander) 100m Freestyle 52.66 (52)
David Prendergast 100m Freestyle 52.53 (50)
Sean O’Brien 200m IM 2:11.07 (35)
Conor Turner 1500m Freestyle 16:12.39
Brendan Gibbons 1500m Freestyle 16:01.29