Doyle heading for Rio

Swimming: Fiona Doyle has qualified for next year’s Olympic Games following an impressive display in the 100m breaststroke semi-final at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Doyle heading for Rio

The University of Calgary student’s time of 1:07.67 — just outside her national record of 1:07.66 — also secured her place in this morning’s final where she is ranked fourth.

Doyle admitted: “I’m delighted to get the Rio A time done so early on. I’m now looking forward and very excited about racing the final.”

Sycerika McMahon failed to progress to the 100m breaststroke final but will today compete in the 200m individual medley heats alongside UCD’s Shani Stallard while Bangor’s Jordan Sloan competes in the opening stages of the 50m backstroke. Gráinne Murphy, who didn’t make the 1500m final, returns to the pool in the 400m freestyle heats tomorrow as.

Nicholas Quinn and Daniel Sweeney are both in action today in the 200m breaststroke heats.

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