Ireland’s Ryan Harrison narrowly missed out on a bronze medal today in the 200m Freestyle final at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

Harrison improved on his heat time to finish in a credible fifth place overall in the final (1:49.18) but the Derry swimmer was disappointed not to have had a podium finish.

The event was won by Mathew McLean (USA) in 1:47.44, second place went to Clement Lefert (France) in 1:47.78 with the third spot going to Sho Uchida of Japan in 1:49.06.

“To not get a medal on such a narrow margin was disappointing,” said Harrison after the race. “I really wanted that third position but I raced hard so I have to be happy with that.”

Ireland’s women’s 4x100m medley relay team of Aisling Cooney (UCD), Fiona Doyle (Calgary), Lorna Cummins (Loughborough) and Bethany Carson (UUJ) placed seventh in their final in a time of 4:13.46.

Aisling Cooney is in action in the 50m freestyle on Friday and Fiona Doyle races in the 100m breaststroke.

Shani Stallard goes in the 200m individual medley at the World Junior Swimming Championships after clocking a 1:14.04 in the 100m breaststroke heats today.