Longford's Patrick Flanagan doing Team Ireland proud at World Para Swimming Championships in London

Longford's Patrick Flanagan is part of the Irish team competing at the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships at the London Aquatics Centre this week. 

Patrick, appearing in his first World Championships, was one of three Team Ireland swimmers in the pool today (Thursday, September 12). 

He swam in the Men's 100m Backstroke S6, recording a time of 1:26:74. 

Patrick's performance was all the more remarkable considering he defied illness to swim in London.

Meanwhile, Patrick was the first of the Irish in the pool at the championships last Monday, September 9, competing in the S6 400m heats and he achieved a fifth place finish. 

UCD swimmer Patrick went agonisingly close to winning a European medal in Dublin last year.

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