Róisín Ní Ríain becomes World Champion

Roisin NI Riain bites into a gold medal while smiling at the camera

Róisín Ní Ríain has become World Champion at the Para World Swimming Championships in Manchester, taking out the gold in the 100m Backstroke final on Thursday 3rd August.

With a personal best swim of 01:06:62, Róisín edged out her competition by 0.09 of a second to be crowned world champion.

The gold medal follows on from a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly final on Monday – swimming a personal best and securing a spot at Paris 2024 to kick off her Championships.

Following an agonisingly close swim in the 100m Breaststroke swim on Wednesday, Róisín missed out on a bronze medal by .54 of a second, she was back in the pool to prove a point on Thursday.

Róisín will have one day to recover before she is back in the pool on August 5th for the 400m Freestyle Heat.

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