Flanagan makes Paralympic debut tonight

Sligo swimmer Patrick Flanagan competes in the semi-finals of the men’s S6 400 metres freestyle in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Tokyo Paralympics.

The 23-year-old will swim in Heat 2 at 01.07am Irish time.

The race will be streamed live on the RTÉ Player – and there will also be news and updates on the  Ocean FM Sport Twitter feed @oceanfmsport.

There are 13 competitors in Patrick’s event across the two heats.

The eight fastest swimmers will qualify for the final.