Firth bags second silver in Montreal

Updated: Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 12:12

Bethany Firth has picked up her second silver medal at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Montreal.

Firth, who had already won silver in the 200m freestyle on Monday claimed her second medal in the 100m backstroke S14 touching in 1:07.41.

The 17-year-old Co Down competitor is the current Paralympic champion in the event but was beaten to the World title by Marlou van der Kirk of the Netherlands who swam a new world record for the second time claiming gold in 1:06.70. Great Britain’s Jessica-Jane Applegate was the bronze medallist in 1:08.90.

James Scully was also in final action on Wednesday. The 200m freestyle bronze medal winner made it through to the 50m backstroke final in eight position.

However, the 19-year-old from Co Meath was unable to better his time of 47.95 in the final, clocking 49.32, remaining 8th overall.

Brazil's Daniel Dias was the overall winner, with his second gold medal of the Championships, in a time of 35.97.

Scully still has the 50m and 100m freestyle events to compete in this week.