Ireland’s Mona McSharry Claims World Junior Gold in 100 Breaststroke

2 May 2015; Mona McSharry, Marlin, competes in the final of the women's 100m breaststroke event during the 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Photo Courtesy: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Women’s 100 Breast Final

Ireland’s Mona McSharry overtook Canada’s top seed Faith Knelson in the finals of the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, her explosive first 50 helping her touch in a defiant 1:07.10 to Knelson’s 1:07.42.

The bronze went to Team USA’s Zoe Bartel, who put up a strong time of 1:07.63. Next was USA teammate Emily Weiss, who swam to a fourth-place time of 1:08.33. Alena Chekhovskikh of Russia claimed fifth place with a 1:09.00.

Russia’s Anastasia Makarova (1:09.65), Sweden’s Hannah Brunzell (1:09.90), and Spain’s Laia Marti Fernandez (1:10.24) rounded out the wide-open final heat.

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Faith Knelson, Canada



  1. Patsy Morin

    Matthew Gougeon
    Regarde juste l’image… regarde comme elle compacte bras-épaule-chest.