Sycerika McMahon fourth in latest Euro Short Course final

Sycerika McMahon after receiving her medal in France

Sycerika McMahon missed out on a second medal at the European Short Course Championships as she took fourth in the 100m breaststroke final on Sunday.

Yet again, McMahon set a new Irish record as she improved her own mark by .28secs as she clocked 1:06.18.

However, she was pipped for bronze by Spain's Marina Garcia Urzainqui (1:05.82) as winner Rikke Moeller Pedersen won in a European record.

50m breaststroke winner Petra Chocova took the silver in Chartres in France.

Pedersen improved her own championship record and also set a new European mark as she won in 1:04.12 which left her well ahead of Chocova (1:05.50).

McMahon won bronze behind Czech swimmer Chocova and Denmark's Pedersen in Thursday's 50m breaststroke final.

In Saturday's semi-finals in the 100m event, McMahon had set an Irish record of 1:06.46 to qualify third fastest after clocking 1:06.89 in the morning heats.

McMahon was in action on Sunday morning in the 200m freestyle heats where she finished 26th overall in 2:01.56 and the 4x50m medley relay heats for Ireland where she, along with Jane Roberts, Clodagh Flood and Shani Stallard, clocked 1:56.74 to finish 12th overall.

Also on Sunday, Barry Murphy progressed to the 50m butterfly semi-finals where he finished 15th overall after clocking 23.57.

McMahon was also seventh in Saturday's 100m individual medley final in Chartres.

The Portaferry swimmer clocked another Irish record of 1:01.12 in the 100IM final won by Hungary's Katinka Hosslu in 58.83 seconds in Chartres.

The 17-year-old was 1.42 seconds behind Britain's bronze medal winner Siobhan-Marie O'Connor.

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