Mona McSharry Sets Irish 200 Breaststroke Record In Glasgow: Duncan Scott Completes 100-200 Free Double

Mona McSharry: Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Mona McSharry Sets Irish 200 Breaststroke Record In Glasgow: Third Title For Duncan Scott With 100 Free Gold

Mona McSharry set an Irish 200m breaststroke record as the Glasgow International Swim Meet concluded on Sunday.

The Glasgow meet at Tollcross International Swimming Centre offered Olympic, world and European medallists the chance to sharpen racing skills with the Fukuoka worlds two months away.

McSharry made her first voyage inside 2:25 with a national mark of 2:24.50, slicing 0.58 from her previous record of 2:25.08 set in the heats at the Olympics in Tokyo.

It catapulted her into the top-20 performances this year.and concluded a fine meet for McSharry who leaves Glasgow with the 100-200 double and 50 silver.

Splits: 32.63/1:10.14/2:24.50

Kara Hanlon picked up her third medal of the meet as she finished second in 2:26.75 with Lily Booker third in 2:29.75.

European champion James Wilby enjoyed a comprehensive win in the men’s 200 in 2:11.48 to complete the 100-200 double.

George Smith was second in 2:16.07.

Scott Completes Freestyle Double

18th April 2021, London Aquatics Centre, London, England ; 2021 British Swimming Selection Trials

Duncan Scott: Photo Courtesy: Georgie Kerr, British Swimming

Duncan Scott added the 100 free to his 200 title in 49.35 to leave Tollcross with three golds having also taken the 200IM.

Jack McMillan was next home in 49.88 – his second medal of the day following his 400 victory – with David Cumberlidge completing the podium in 50.01.

Lucy Hope followed up 400 silver with 100 gold in 55.35 ahead of Abbie Wood (56.17) and 16-year-old Grace Davison who finished in 57.09.

Freya Colbert took control on the third 50 to win the 400 free in 4:11.13 for her first gold of the meet following silvers in the 400IM and 200 back.

Hope replicated her 200 free second place in 4:15.10.

McMillan dominated the men’s race, finishing more than four seconds ahead in 3:55.28 with Charlie Hutchison next home in 3:59.39, the duo the only men inside 4mins.

Back To The Future For Shortt

John Shortt

John Shortt: Photo Courtesy: Swim Ireland

John Shortt completed the 100-200 back double in Glasgow with victory over two lengths.

The 16-year-old Irish swimmer – headed to the Fukuoka worlds – was 0.50 adrift of Scott Gibson at halfway before a second 50 of  29.24 steered him past the University of Edinburgh man and into the wall in 55.89.

Gibson – who won the 50 back on Saturday – was second in 56.06 with Sam Pease completing the podium in 56.44.

Medi Harris upgraded 50 back silver to 100 gold in 59.74 ahead of Kathleen Dawson – winner of the one-race event – who touched in 1:00.46.

Marie Godden was third in 1:01.55, the Swim Ireland athlete having claimed bronze in each of the backstroke events in Glasgow.

There was a Danish double in the 50 fly events with Casper Pugaard taking the men’s title in 24.00 and Martine Damborg winning the women’s in 27.17.

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