Limerick's Fiona Doyle competes at World Short Course Championships

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Limerick's Fiona Doyle competes at World Short Course Championships

LIMERICK swimmer Fiona Doyle will compete in the heats of the 100m breaststroke later this Friday at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada.

Twenty five-year-old Doyle is drawn in lane four in the fourth of seven first round heats.

Olympian Doyle won heat four of the 50m breaststroke at the championships on Tuesday in a time of 30.77 seconds. The Limerick woman finished 17th overall and missed out on the semi-final by just .07 of a second.

Raheen women Doyle also goes in the heats of women’s 200m breaststroke on Sunday.

Up to 1,000 swimmers from over 176 countries will compete in the 13th edition of the World Short Course Championships. 

The event is expected to draw more than 35,000 spectators to watch the world’s elite compete for 46 gold medals over 6 days in a temporary pool the WFCU Arena.