Laois man breaks Irish record and secures final spot at World Swimming championships

first_img Shane Ryan is through to the final of the men’s 50 metres backstroke at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China.Ryan broke the Irish senior record twice today. Once in the heats to qualify second for the semi-final.Then again in the semi-finals, earning a time of 22.96 seconds, cutting a further 0.07 off the record set in his earlier heats.“I came in and I was very relaxed, I knew what I needed to do and I knew I could do it,” Ryan told RTÉ Sport.“I had the support to do it and I had to try get my hand on the wall. For tomorrow night I have to try and do the same thing, clean it up and do it a bit quicker.“For me I try and do 30 meters under water, that’s why I love short course because I am decent under water, if I nail those under water swimming is going to come easy.”Shane was born in Amercia, but declared for team Ireland through his father Tom, who is from Portarlington.He goes up against Russia’s Evgeny Rylov in the final tomorrow at 12.30pm Irish time, where he is hoping for a top three finish. Home Sport Other Sport Laois man breaks Irish record and secures final spot at World Swimming… SportOther Sport Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community Laois man breaks Irish record and secures final spot at World Swimming championships Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening This is not the first incredible achievement for the young man.He won the gold medal in this event at the 2017 World University Games and added a bronze this past summer at the European Championships.Ryan also made the long list of the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year, alongside fellow Laois man and world champion boxer TJ Doheny.SEE ALSO – Laois manager Sugrue makes 12 changes for Wexford clash Pinterest WhatsApp Community center_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNo disabled facilities leaves couple stuck at Portlaoise railway stationNext articleIn Pictures: St Paul’s LGFA end of year party a huge success Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter By Siun Lennon – 13th December 2018 Council Facebook TAGSShane Ryan last_img

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