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Another golden performance from Tai at Dublin 2018

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Alice Tai secured another gold medal at the World Para-Swimming European Championships 2018.

The current world record holder finished the Women’s S8 100m Freestyle in 1:05.53, while team-mate Megan Richter clocked 1:12.11 to finish fifth.

The silver medal went to Xenia Fancesca Palazzo, of Italy, who touched in 1:07.12, while France’s Claire Supiot took home the bronze medal with a time of 1:07.33.

The Women’s S6 400m Freestyle was a close contest for silver place.

In the end, Elllie Simmonds clinched it with a time of 5:26.20, while the bronze medal went to Maisie Summers-Newton (5:26.97).

Fellow team-mate Grace Harvey was the next to touch home with a time of 5:32.60.

The gold medal went to Yelyzaveta Mereshko, of Ukraine, (5:19.64)  who had the quickest reaction time out of the top five finishers – 0.54.

Silver for Toni Shaw

Toni Shaw at World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships 2018

In the Women’s SM9 200m Individual Medley final, Toni Shaw secured another medal for Britain – this time a silver in 2:36.80.

She was joined on the podium by Nuria Marques Soto of Spain (2:35.01) who finished in pole position and Ireland’s Ellen Keane (2:40.46).

Tully Kearney secured her first medal of the meet in the Women’s S5 50m Freestyle.

The 23-year-old finished 1.22 seconds behind the leader in a time of 39.77 to take the bronze medal.

The gold medal went to Teresa Perales (Spain) who touched in 38.5, while Italy’s Monica Boggioni took home the silver (39.49).

In the Men’s SM9 200m Individual Medley, Lewis White finished fourth in 2:23.68.

The gold went to Federico Morlacchi (Italy) who touched in 2:17.55, silver to Ugo Didier of France (2:21.19) and Tamas Toth, Hungary, got to take home the bronze in 2:22.16.

Rebecca Redfern swam well in the Women’s S13 100m Backstroke to finish in sixth place (1:18.34).

In the same race, Carlotta Gilli (Italy) touched first (1:05.76), Anna Stetsenko of Ukriane finished second (1:09.54) and Spanish swimmer Marian Polo Lopez came in third (1:11.21).

S7 swimmer, Michael Jones finished sixth in the Men’s 50m Freestyle in a time of 30.96.

Andrii Trusov, of Ukraine, finished the race first (28.38), only 0.10 ahead of his team-mate Ievgenii Bogodaiko (28.48).

The bronze medal went to Italy’s Federico Bicelli (29.18).

  • Head to World Para Swimming for full results, the schedule and to watch a live stream of the action from Dublin.