Irish swimming Olympic trials day two review

Irish swimmer Karl Burdis qualified for the European Senior Swimming Championships in Debrechen, Hungary on Day 2 of the Carlton Irish Open Long Course Championships & Olympic Trials 2012.

The Championships, which take place in May, will mark the last qualification event for the London Olympic Games.

Burdis won the final of the men’s 100m Backstroke in a time of 55.90. Melanie Nocher (1:01.92) won the women’s event, going under the European qualifying time for the second time this week, Nocher will be competing in her main event, the 200m Backstroke today.

In the men’s 400 Individual Medley, NUIM’s Niall Wynn had a comfortable win touching in 4:32.81, ahead of Aer Lingus’ Sean O’Brien (4:34.56). Lydia Kehoe from New Ross SC won the women’s event in 5:18.80.

The final of the women’s 50m Butterfly was very closely contested, Waterfords Shauna O’Brien beat off Sycerika McMahon to secure the gold medal in 28.29, McMahon came in for the silver in 28.65.

The men from Aer Lingus took gold in the final of the 4x200m Freestyle Team Relay in a time of 8:04.87, the ladies from Lisburn (8:59.79) fought off ESB (9:00.51) to secure gold in the women’s event.

Day 3 will see Olympic hopefuls Melanie Nocher and Sycerika McMahon compete in their main events, the 200m Backstroke for Nocher and 100m Breaststroke for McMahon.


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