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Published: 15:46 | 11/9/16

Keane not surprised at 200m IM final miss


Ellen Keane has admitted she was not surprised by her failure to qualify for the Paralympic SM9 200m IM final.

The Dubliner finished fourth in her heat on Sunday afternoon with her time of 2:41.17 leaving her 11th overall out of the three heats, short of the mark to progress to the final.

Keane has started strongly and led at the halfway point but she was overhauled by three of her fellow swimmers on the Breaststroke leg and afterwards she revealed she hadn't expected to make the final.

“I’m really tired and I actually feel a little bit sick after that," she said. "I had seen the start sheets a couple of days ago and... like I won a bronze medal in that event last year and even the time that I won it in last year I knew wasn’t enough to make the final.

“For a Paralympic sport it has grown so much, even in the past year.

"So I didn’t really feel much pressure going into it and I just tried to swim my own race, but I think my legs just gave in and it just didn’t come together at the end of the day.”

Ailbhe Kelly meanwhile also missed out on qualifying for the final, finishing 14th in the S8 100m Freestyle heats, but she will have another chance on Tuesday when she features in her favoured event, the 100m Backstroke.

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