Róisín Ní Riain finishes in 6th place with new personal best in Paralympic final 8 months ago

Róisín Ní Riain finishes in 6th place with new personal best in Paralympic final

A massive congratulations to her!

Irish Paralympian Róisín Ní Riain finished in 6th place in the SB13 100m backstroke final at the games in Tokyo this morning.

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The Limerick swimmer, who made her debut yesterday, delivered an impressive time of 1:08:06, a brand new personal best for the rising star. She was less than .1 of a second off from fifth place.

US swimmer Gia Pergolini came in first, setting a new world record for the event. Italy's Carlotta Gilli took the silver medal and Katja Dedekind of Australia nabbed third place.

16 year-old Róisín secured her place in the final after delivering a new personal best in the heat this morning.

Ní Riain came third in her heat with a time of 1:09:23.

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After her fantastic heat, the swimmer said: "I’m happy with it, I think it’s the fastest I’ve ever been. It’s a PB, and that’s always good and hopefully I can improve on that this evening."

Image by Sam Barnes via Sportsfile.