Longford swimming star Darragh Greene sets new Irish record for the 200m Breaststroke in China

FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China

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Record breaking Longford swimmer Darragh Greene

Longford swimming star Darragh Greene has broken another Irish record at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China.

Swimming for Team Ireland on Day 1 in the 100m Breaststroke on Tuesday, Greene clocked 58.91 in taking over a second off his previous best record of 59.93 for that event.

Darragh then stepped up with yet another Irish Record on Thursday morning. The National Centre Dublin swimmer took over 3 seconds off his previous best of 2:11.02 in the 200m Breaststroke to win his heat in 2:07.60. That time bettering Andrew Bree’s 2007 Irish Record of 2:07.95.

 Speaking after the event 23-year-old Greene from Newtownforbes commented: "I’m delighted with my swim today, my main focus was just to work on my skills and get a pb in a morning swim. To be able to achieve an Irish Record at my first World Championships is a bonus.”

Results Day 3

50m Backstroke

Shane Ryan 23.03 ISR

Conor Ferguson 23.98
 
200m Breaststroke

Darragh Greene 2:07.60 ISR