Molly Mayne completed a great week at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, claiming bronze in the Girl’s 100m Breaststroke.
The 13 year old had already taken bronze in the 200m Breaststroke on Thursday, and swam today's race in a personal best time of 1:09:59.
She came into the race as the fourth fastest swimmer, but swam the race of her life to claim a fourth medal for Team Ireland at the games, adding to her own, and the two won by Rhasidat Adeleke on the track.
"It was just amazing. I felt really fresh in the water I think, and I just felt so good," said Mayne afterwards.
SWIMMING | EYOF— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) July 26, 2019
Determined to the end. Molly Mayne started today's race as the fourth fastest qualifier - there was nothing in it, and she knew it! Warm up went well, and she knew what to do to turn it around. And that she did.
Another bronze in the bag #TeamIreland #EYOF2019 pic.twitter.com/KXr7KFa4QR
"In warm up I felt a lot fresher because obviously I only raced one race today, whereas yesterday I had two. But I just felt way more powerful in my stroke and my stroke rates were high. I spent a little more time focusing on my stroke rate and keeping it high."
"I came here just wanting PBs, just racing my best, and I came home with two medals... it feels so good."
In the Boy's Medley Relay Team, Team Ireland stormed home with a win in their heat and move into tomorrow’s final as the second fastest qualifiers with a time of 1.56.69.
The quartet of Israel Olatunde (100m), Charles Okafor (200m), Diarmuid O’Connor (300m) and Robert McDonnell (400m) took the lead early, with McDonnell crossing the line ahead of a fast-closing Hungary in the closing metres.
In the 3000m, Michael Morgan set a new PB finishing with a time of 8.48.41. He started the race ranked ninth and moved up to finish hard and secure sixth place on the line.
Emily MacHugh finished 12th in the Girl’s 5km Race Walk, in a time of 26.26.05.
The championships will conclude tomorrow, with John Fanning (2000m steeplechase), Ava O'Connor (1500m), and Aoife O’Sullivan (high jump) all in action.