Bethany Firth and James Scully have moved a step closer to adding more medals to their name after they qualified for their respective finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships.

Bethany Firth won her semi-final with a time of 1:07.65 in the S14 100m backstroke

The Down native will swim in the final tonight at 2348 Irish time.

She won gold in the same event at the London Paralympics. The 17-year-old also won a silver medal in the S14 200m freestyle final on Tuesday.

James Scully has also qualified for the final of the S5 50m backstroke.

The Meath man swam to fourth place in his semi-final with a time of 47.95. He finished eight overall.

His final will take place at 2226 Irish time.

On Tuesday, Scully won a bronze medal in the S5 200 metre freestyle final

Elsewhere, Darragh McDonald finished sixth in his heat in the S6 50m freestyle but it was not enough to make the final.

McDonald - who won a gold medal on Monday - finished in a time of 34.23 and finished tenth overall.

Jonathan McGrath also finished sixth in his heat but failed to make the final of the S8 400m freestyle.

The Limerick native swam a time of 5:00.76 to finish 12th overall.