Mona McSharry - through to another final in Argentina
Mona McSharry has qualified for the final in the 100m women's breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Sligo teenager, who swims with Marlins Swimming Club in Ballyshannon, qualified in eight place overall after coming home third in Wednesday's semi-final in 1:09.74.
Mona's Irish team-mate Niamh Coyne from Dublin also got through to Thursday's final in third place overall after coming second in the same semi in 1:08.90.
More FINALS! Niamh Coyne & Mona McSharry both through to the 100m Breaststroke FINAL at #YouthOlympics Niamh is through 3rd overall in 1:08.90 after finishing 2nd in SF1 while Mona, finishing 3rd in SF1, touched in 1:09.74 for 8th overall!#BuenosAires2018 #TeamIreland ☘️ pic.twitter.com/1AbVE6USw0— Swim Ireland (@swimireland) October 9, 2018
Earlier this week, both swimmers were in action in the 50m Breaststroke final with Mona just missing out on a medal.
She was 4th in 31.96 with Niamh just behind in 5th in 32.02.
Speaking after that race, Mona was happy with what was a season's best time.
“It’s very early in the season," she said.
"Normally we are just starting back now, into the long preparation – so it’s hard to be ready and on form at this time of year. So I’m happy with that time. It’s a season best at the moment.”