Mona McSharry’s Impressive Performance at the Glasgow International Swim Meet
Mona McSharry, a talented swimmer from Ireland, showcased her skills at the Glasgow International Swim Meet and achieved remarkable results. On the final day of the competition, she accomplished a new Irish Senior Record in the 200m Breaststroke. This achievement serves as part of her preparation for the upcoming World Aquatics Championships in July.
With a time of 2:24.50, McSharry set a new Irish Senior Record in the 200m Breaststroke. It was the first time she went under 2:25, surpassing her previous record of 2:25.08 established during the heats at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. This impressive performance demonstrates her progress and determination in the pool.
Additional Success in the 100m Breaststroke
During the same weekend, McSharry excelled in the 100m Breaststroke event, securing first place with a time of 1:06.15. She came very close to breaking her own Irish record of 1:06.04, achieved at the Irish Open Championships in April. McSharry’s consistent strong performances indicate her readiness for future challenges.
Clare Cryan’s Record-Breaking Dive
Clare Cryan, an Irish diver, also made her mark at the British Diving Championships. Competing in the 3M Springboard event, Cryan achieved a score of 303.15 points, earning her the silver medal. More importantly, she surpassed her previous best score and set a new Irish Record, breaking the 300.75 points record she established in 2018. Cryan’s achievement demonstrates her skill and progress in the world of diving.
Paris Olympic Games Qualification Opportunities
Both Mona McSharry and Clare Cryan will have their first chances to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, scheduled for July. Their outstanding performances in recent competitions highlight their potential and indicate that wethey are on the right track to secure a place in the prestigious Olympic event.
Notable Performances by Other Athletes
Several other Irish athletes showcased their talents and achieved notable performances at the Glasgow International Meet and the AP Race London International:
- John Shortt: The 16-year-old swimmer from the National Centre Limerick demonstrated his potential by winning the 100m Backstroke (55.89) and 200m Backstroke (2:01.35). He has been selected to represent Ireland at the European Junior Championships in July, as well as the World Championships and European U23 Championships in August.
- Grace Davison: Competing for Ards, Davison achieved commendable results, securing third place in the 200m Individual Medley (2:17.32), 400m Individual Medley (4:55.86), and 100m Freestyle (57.09). She has been chosen to participate in the European Junior and European U23 Championships.
- Maria Godden: Representing the National Centre Limerick, Godden exhibited her skills in the Backstroke events, achieving third place in the 50m (29.42), 100m (1:01.55), and 200m (2:14.08). She will be competing at the European U23 Championships.
- Jack Cassin: Another swimmer from the National Centre Limerick, Jack Cassin secured third place in the 400m Individual Medley, finishing with a time of 4:29.93. He has been selected to compete in the European U23 Championships.