Longford's Darragh Greene put in another impressive swim in the 50m Breaststroke semi-finals at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Tuesday.
Proud of these two lads tonight back in the team area together after finishing 10th and 11th in the world at a World Championships -@GreeneDarragh & @brenhyland94 . More to come from this @swimireland team @arenaUK_ @TescoIrl @sportireland pic.twitter.com/YjeK6MdgBe— Jon Rudd (@coachjonrudd) July 23, 2019
Darragh had progressed from the morning heats in a swift 26.94, a new Irish Record and the first Irish man to break 27 seconds in the event.
His semi-final swim, which saw him 4th in his race and 10th overall was his second fastest time ever, in 27.14.
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Darragh returns to the pool on Friday for the 200m Breaststroke and will be full of confidence following his 50m and 100m swims.
The Longford man has already been under the Olympic qualification time in the event when he set an Irish Record of 2:10.05 at the Irish Open in March.
Speaking after today’s semi-final he commented, "Looking at where I came in, I was around 20th, so to move up the rankings, I’m happy.
"Two good swims today, I’m really looking forward to the 200m (Breaststroke) in the next few days. I’m looking forward to giving it a shot and seeing where I’m at, especially on this stage, it’s a fast pool.’