Irish swimmers break national records at World Swimming Championships

Brendan Hyland has set a new Irish record, but narrowly missed out on Olympic qualification, at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju today.

Irish swimmers break national records at World Swimming Championships

Brendan Hyland has set a new Irish record, but narrowly missed out on Olympic qualification, at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju today.

Hyland swam a time of one minute 56.55 seconds in placing sixth in his semi-final of the 200-metre butterfly.

However, he was seven-hundredths of a second outside the Tokyo qualifying mark.

Hyland will have another chance to make the grade at the Swim Ireland Olympic Trials in April of next year.

Darragh Greene also set a new Irish record today - this time in the 50-metre breaststroke heats - before finishing 4th in his semi-final and 10th overall.

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