Mona McSharry Lowers 200 Breast Irish National Record

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

Mona McSharry of Ireland continued to turn heads at the 2017 European Junior Championships, setting her second National Record of the week in the 200 breast.

While the 16-year-old finished second overall in the women’s 200 breast with a time of 2:27.44, her time eclipsed the previous Irish National Record of 2:28.75 by more than a second. The previous record was posted at the 2016 European Championships by Fiona Doyle in the semi-finals of the 200 breast.

McSharry’s 200 breast splits:

  • 32.83, 36.95, 38.23, 39.43 = 2:27.44

In addition to today’s national record in the 200 breast, McSharry also downed the 50 breast national record on day one of the European Junior Championships.

To catch up on complete coverage of the 2017 European Junior Championships, visit Swimming World’s meet page here.