Murphy wins bronze with Irish record

Updated: Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 09:09

By John Kenny

Barry Murphy has won a bronze medal in the final of the men's 50m breaststroke with a new Irish short course record on day one of the World Cup meet in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Murphy was the third fastest qualifier into the final of the 50m Breaststroke and took bronze in the final in 26.40, his second Irish record of the day in the event.

Gold went to South African Ronald Schoeman, with Fabio Scozolli of Italy taking silver.

Having collected his bronze medal, 27-year-old Murphy was also the seventh fastest qualifier into the final of the 50m butterfly, having also set a new Irish record of 23.52 in the heats.

In the final, he finished in seventh, but had the consolation of breaking the Irish record again in the decider in 23.28 with gold going to Germany's Steffan Diebler.

Fiona Doyle finished 12th overall after the heats of the 100 metres Breaststroke and missed out on a place in the top eight.

South African Chad Le Clos set a new world record in the men's 200m butterfly final in 1:49.04, while Hungarian Katinka Hossou did likewise in the women's 200m individual medley - winning gold in 2:03.20 and breaking the record for the second time in one day.

The third world record went to Dutch swimmer Romani Kromowidjojo who set a new world best in the women's 50m in 23.24.

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