Tokyo Paralympic Games: McClements seventh in S9 100m backstroke final



Barry McClements was one berth in the S9 400m freestyle final
Place: Tokyo, Japan Appointment: Aug 24-Sep 5 Tokyo Time: BST +8
Blanket: To be continued on Radio 5 Live and on the BBC Sport website

Newtownards teenager Barry McClements was seventh in the S9 100m backstroke final with a personal best at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The 19-year-old Paralympic debutant reached the final after finishing fourth in his race and eighth overall.

His next event will be the men’s S9 100m butterfly on Thursday.

The Irish team won their fourth medal of the Games when Laois woman Nicole Turner captured a silver medal in the S6 50m butterfly category.

Turner, 19, qualified for the final with the second fastest time and confirmed it with a time of 36.30.

McClements built on a fantastic swim in the playoffs clocking a time of 1: 05.76 in a race won by Bogdan Mzgovoi of the Russian Paralympic Committee in 1: 01.65

Claire Taggart is absent from the individual boccia competition after losing 1-8 to Maciel Santos of Brazil in her last group game.

Larne’s contender will be back in action on Thursday when the mixed-team event kicks off and Great Britain face China in the first of four group matches.

In shooting, Phil Eaglesham, who was competing in his second Paralympic Games, was 14th out of 29 participants in the 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2.

The man from Dungannon will be back in action in the Air Rifle Prone competition on Tuesday.

James MacSorley is part of the Great Britain squad that will face Australia in their final group game on Monday, as the team have already advanced to the quarter-finals.



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