Ireland’s Brendan Hyland broke a second Irish record in two days at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China, but still failed to progress to the semi-finals.
Swimming in heat 5 of the 100m Butterfly, Hyland touched in 51.54 to knock 0.66 off Conor Brines’ 2016 record of 52.20.
Hyland won the heat but finished just outside the semi-final placings. Yesterday, the 24-year-old from Tallaght took over three seconds off his own 200m Butterfly record to place 10th overall.
Tomorrow, Conor Ferguson and Darragh Greene return to the pool with Shane Ryan making his championship debut.
Both Ferguson and European Bronze medallist Ryan compete in the 50m Backstroke.
Ferguson is the current record holder in the event in 23.84 seconds. Greene competes in the 200m Breaststroke heats.