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Published: 10:48 | 17/9/16

Keane exhausted but happy after 100m final

Ellen Keane admits she ran out of energy in finishing eighth in the final of the 100m backstroke at the Rio Paralympics.

Keane won bronze in the 100m breaststroke in Rio and also reached the final of the 100m butterfly, but struggled in her third final of the games on Friday night.

The 21-year-old, who was born with an undeveloped left arm and competes as an amputee, recorded a time of 1:16.27, almost a second slower than the personal best of 1:15.44 she swam in the heat to qualify for the final.

"We kind of had a race plan to conserve a bit of energy and really beast the last 25, and that's what I tried to do, but I didn't have the energy I thought I had to do that," Keane told RTE Sport.

"I went 1:16 but that's fine, I finished off my Paralympics with a final, so I'm over the moon."

The Clontarf swimmer was particularly delighted by the improvements she has made in the discipline, and is already eagerly anticipating competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

"I've dropped so much time in my backstroke over the past year," she said.

"This time last year I was swimming 1:19s, 1:18s, now I'm swimming a 1:15, so I've made some good progress and I'm excited to see what the future holds for my backstroke."

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