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Nicole Turner scoops second medal at European Open Swim Championships

Ireland's Nicole Turner, Portarlington, Co. Laois, after competing in the final of the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB6, where she finished second. IPC European Open Swim Championships. Funchal, Portugal.
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NICOLE Turner scooped her second medal of the week at the IPC European Open Swim Championships in Funchal, Portugal on Wednesday evening.

The talented Laois teenager took silver in the 100metre breaststroke SB6 and, in the process, registered a personal best time of 1.46.29. Afterwards, an exhausted Turner said: “After this morning, I thought I was a bit off, but that swim was amazing. I can’t think anything at all at the moment - delighted and tired.”

Also swimming in the finals on Wednesday evening was Dubliner Ellen Keane, who featured in the 200m individual medley SM9 and tipped home in a time of 2.43.50 to secure sixth place in Europe.

Earlier in the day, Clare man Jonathan McGrath finished his men’s 100m butterfly S8 heat in a time of 1.26.75, while 14-year-old Barry McClements put in a solid performance to finish his men’s 100m individual medley SM9 in a personal best time of 2.38.50.

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