Irish Olympian Fiona Doyle narrowly misses out on semi-final at World Short Course Championships

She won her heat in the women's 50-metre Breaststroke but finished 17th overall

BY Cian Roche 16:24 Tuesday 6 December 2016, 16:24 6 Dec 2016

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Irish Olympian Fiona Doyle has has narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-final of the women's 50-metre Breaststroke at the World Short Course Championships in Canada.

Doyle, who studied and trains in Calgary, posted a time of 30.77 seconds to finish first in Heat 4. However, the Limerick native finished 17th overall, missing out on a spot in the semi-final by 0.07 seconds.

Earlier, Ireland's Jordan Sloan missed out on qualification for the final of the men's 400-metre freestyle. The Bangor swimmer placed second in his heat, but was 28th overall with just the top 8 to qualify.

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