Danielle Hill has qualified for the Olympic Games after securing the qualifying time for the 100 metres backstroke at the National Aquatic Centre on Thursday.
Swimming in the decider at the final Swim Ireland Olympic Trials, 22-year-old Hill registered a winning time of 60.18 seconds, to go under the qualifying time by 0.07secs to book her place at next month's Games in Japan.
"I'm so relieved, so happy," said the Larne native after achieving her aim.
"I know there is a faster time in there, but I'm just happy to have done the job.
"That was for the guys [in Larne]. They've had the toughest 12 months and that was for those guys."
Elsewhere, 19-year-old Eoin Corby just missed joining the already-qualified Darragh Greene in the 100 metres breaststroke, just 0.06secs off the qualifying time, while Ellen Walsh of Templeogue set a new Irish senior record of 59.02secs in the 100 metres butterfly.
Jack McMillian was also agonisingly close to the 200 freestyle time, winning but just shy of the A standard by 0.16secs. McMillian, however, is expected to be in Tokyo as part of the Irish 4x200 freestyle relay squad who qualified at the recent European championships.
Already qualified from Olympic Trials in April
- Shane Ryan - 100m backstroke
- Darragh Greene - 100m breaststroke
- Darragh Greene - 200m breaststroke
- Mona McSharry - 100m breaststroke
- Daniel Wiffen - 800m freestyle
- Men's 4x200m freestyle relay squad