Mona McSharry into World final again

Sligo’s Mona McSharry will swim for a medal in Tuesday’s final of the women’s 100 metres breaststroke at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha after qualifying second fastest overall from Monday afternoon’s semi-finals.

McSharry finished second in her semi behind China’s Quintang Tang, who won in 01:05,36.

McSharry’s time was 01:06.11, quicker than her heat time earlier in the day.

It’s the second consecutive year that she has reached the World 100m breaststroke final, having finished fifth in Japan 12 months ago.

Speaking after Monday’s semi-final, the Grange woman told Swim Ireland: “I’m really happy, progressing it on from this morning, which was my main goal here, so I’m excited to see what I can do tomorrow.

“I’ve a good lane, so just race. I’ve set myself up in a good position to do what I want to do in the Summer, so you get to the final and you race what’s in the pool next to you.

“it’s going to be really good practice just to try and get my hands on the wall first.”

Tuesday’s 100m breaststroke final is scheduled to begin at 5:45pm Irish time.