Ellen Keane says she is delighted to finally get a medal at the World Para Allianz European Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre and has her sights set on a second tomorrow.
After two fourth place finishes, Keane secured bronze in the women’s 200 metres Individual Medley on Friday and told RTÉ Sport it was a mixture of relief and joy.
"I’m delighted. It was probably emotionally the toughest race I have ever had because I knew I was capable of winning a medal. It was about staying focused on the race."
The 23-year-old finished strongly with her freestyle to take her place on the podium.
"To finally get a medal for Ireland means the world for me"
"I know my strength is my breaststroke, so I wasn’t worried when I saw the girls that far ahead of me. It was about holding on and going for it in the freestyle.
"I would have liked to have swam faster, but to be able to finally get a medal for Ireland means the world for me."
Keane, a breaststroke bronze medallist from the 2016 Rio Paralympic games, will now go forward full of confidence to the 100 Breaststroke tomorrow.
"I came here to win two medals."