Ellen Keane has finished in seventh in the 100m butterfly S9 final.
Keane, who clocked a personal best of 1 minute 13.51 seconds in qualifying as a fastest loser from here heat, recorded a time of 1:14.04 in the final.
South Africa’s Natalie du Toit grabbed the gold in 1:09.30, with Spain’s Sarai Gascon and Elizabeth Stone of the United States filling the minor places.
A weary Keane revealed afterwards: “It wasn’t as good as I was hoping for, but I can’t complain. I gave it my all and it hurt a lot more than this morning, but I was so happy with the race this morning.”
The 17-year-old will now look to her next events, the 200m individual medley and her favoured 100m breaststroke, an event in which she finished in sixth in Beijing in 2008.
James Scully narrowly missed out on qualification for the 50m freestyle S5 final, finishing as the ninth fastest in the heats in 38.18. Scully will now look to his favoured event, the 200m freestyle, on Saturday
“I’ve got the first one over and done with, it felt good and I’m feeling fitter and stronger than ever before, I’ll get in and see what happens,” commented Scully