Ellen Walshe won her 100m butterfly heat at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre but her time wasn't fast enough to secure a place in the semi-finals.

Walshe's time of 59.35 seconds was just outside her own Irish record but she finished in 24th place, more than a second off the slowest qualifying time of 58.08. The top 16 times qualify for the semi-finals.

"It was a strong first swim for me, it's just slightly off my PB." she said afterwards.

"It would have been nice to get another Irish senior record but it wasn’t there. I felt strong, but you win some you lose some – I’m happy enough with the swim."

The Templeogue woman will be back in the pool on Monday for her main event, the 200m individual medley.

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Darragh Greene disappointed in the 100m breaststroke, finishing over half a second outside his personal best as he clocked 1:00.30.

The Longford man finished fourth in his heat but was well outside the top 16 who qualified for the semi-finals.

He said: "It's great to get that experience out there, it’s a serious pool, and yeah, really looking forward to the 200m."

"It’s great to have everyone’s support, it’s very overwhelming and it’s great to have."

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