Patrick Flanagan missed out on a place in the final of the S6 100m backstroke to bring down the curtain on Ireland's interest in the pool at the Tokyo Games.

The Longford man put in an season's best time of one minute 26.81 seconds to come home fifth in his heat.

Croatia's Dino Sinovcic reached the wall first in a time of 1:16.74, ahead of France's Laurent Chardard, Germany's and Ukraine's Oleksandr Komarov.

"The team atmosphere has been unbelievable since we left," he said of his time in Japan.

"I’ve done two Europeans, a World Championships, loads of British Championships and stuff, and I don’t think we’ve ever had an atmosphere this good. The camaraderie and support of the staff and the athletes has just been so good and I think you’ve seen that in the pool.

"Not only are people medalling but they are PB-ing and that’s just so good and I’m so happy to be part of this team."

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