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Sycerika McMahon finished fifth in the women's 100m Breastroke final

Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 19:30

Sycerika McMahon has already guaranteed herself a place at the London Olympics
Sycerika McMahon has already guaranteed herself a place at the London Olympics

Sycerika McMahon, who yesterday made Olympic qualification at the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary finished in fifth place in the final of the women’s 100m Breaststroke.

The 17-year-old McMahon was unable to better her time of 1:08.37 set yesterday and finished fifth overall in a time of 1:08.72. Germany’s Sarah Powe took gold in 1:07.33.

Dubliner Karl Burdis was in action in the 50m Backcrawl heats this morning, he finished 15th overall in 25.87, a time good enough to see him through to the semi-final this afternoon.

Burdis, who swims with the NAC High Performance Centre and Portmarnock SC bettered this time in his semi-final swim with a time of 25.78, but did not make the finals cut.

Melanie Nocher was also back in the pool again today, this time in the 100m Backstroke, following her Olympic qualification yesterday, she failed to progress to the semi-final of the event finishing in 1:03.42, outside of her personal best.

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