Sycerika McMahon wins third European Junior medal

Sycerika McMahon
Sycerika McMahon won the 50m breaststroke title on Wednesday

Northern Ireland swimmer Sycerika McMahon has won her third medal at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade.

The Leander club member took silver in the 200m freestyle in a time of 2:00.61, with Russian Ksenia Yuskova winning the gold in 2:00.50.

Earlier in the week McMahon took gold in the 400m freestyle as she smashed her own junior Irish record in 4:13.85.

She also won gold in the 50m breaststroke in a new Irish record.

McMahon led all the way in Thursday's 400m freestyle final to take gold ahead of Britain's Rachel Williamson.

McMahon won the 50m breaststroke gold on Wednesday in a new Irish senior record of 32.00.

Her time on Wednesday bettered Emma Robinson's 2002 national mark.

McMahon won a bronze at last year's European Juniors and her performances this week are emphasising her continuing development.

She was ranked first going into the 400m freestyle event.

McMahon was seventh fastest in the heats of the 400m individual medley but opted to withdraw from that event to concentrate on her other races.

Bangor swimmer Luke Campbell was outside his best in the men's 100m freestyle as he clocked a time of 52.17 seconds.

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