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Fiona Doyle finishes third in the 50metre breaststroke semi-finals, qualifying for Tuesday's final

Updated: Monday, 15 Jul 2013 18:32 | Comments

Fiona Doyle won silver in the 100m breaststroke last Friday
Fiona Doyle won silver in the 100m breaststroke last Friday

Fiona Doyle will compete in her second final at the World University Games in Russia after finishing third in her 50m breaststroke semi-final.

She will enter Tuesday’s final as the fifth fastest qualifier with a time of 31.44, 0.3 of a second faster than in her heat this morning, when she swam in 31.76 seconds.

Russia’s Iulia Efimova, who has won gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke at the games, was the fastest qualifier from the semi-final this afternoon with a time of 30.72.

In her other final, she won a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke last Friday.

Andrew Meegan will also be back in the pool for the final day of swimming on Tuesday.

He will compete in the heats of the 400m individual medley. Meegan has already broken four Irish records in Russia.

Six Irish swimmers will also begin their campaign at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Holland on Tuesday.

The team of Niamh Kilgallon, Emma Reid, Morgan Berryman, Rachel Bethel, James Brown and Benjamin Doyle will represent Ireland over four days of competition in Utrecht.

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