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Fiona Doyle misses out on bronze medal by 100th of a second at the World University games

Updated: Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 18:19 | Comments

Doyle won silver in the 100m breaststroke at the games
Doyle won silver in the 100m breaststroke at the games

Fiona Doyle has finished fourth in the final of the 50m breaststroke at the World University games in Russia.

Canada-based Doyle missed out on bronze by one hundredth of a second.

Doyle, who swam a time of 31.40, was beaten to third place by Russia’s Valentina Artemeva with her time of 31.39.

Iulia Efimova, the 100m and 200m breaststroke champion at the games, was the gold medal winner in a new World University games record of 30.31.

21-year-old Doyle won a silver medal and set a new Irish senior record in the 100m breaststroke last Friday.

She will now begin preparations for the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona where she will compete in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.

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