SWIMMING: Ferguson sets fourth Irish Junior record in Singapore

Conor Ferguson. Photo: Presseye

Conor Ferguson. Photo: Presseye

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Conor Ferguson continued his great form on the final day of competition at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore.

The Larne Swimming Club member broke his fourth Irish Junior record of the week in the 200m backstroke heats.

The 15-year-old, who broke the 100m backstroke record twice and the 50m backstroke record, took almost a second off the record (2:03.12) which he had held since the Irish Open Swimming Championships in May. The Jordanstown native touched in 2:02.30 to place fifth in his heat and 13th overall.

The 200m events at the World Junior Championships do not have semi-finals with just eight swimmers progressing to the final.