Shane Ryan will be aiming to hit the 100m time in three days time.
Portarlington's Shane Ryan has once again achieved the Olympic Qualifying standard in the 100m backstroke.
He equaled the time of 53.85 this morning of the Irish National Team Trials.
Ryan was a comfortable winner of his heat today, finishing almost a second clear of Larne’s Conor Ferguson.
🔥 Rio 2016 Olympian @shaneryanOLY has qualified for 100m Backstroke at Tokyo 2021. Could he also swim the 100m Freestyle time at Irish National Team Trials?— Swim Ireland (@swimireland) April 3, 2021
Apr 20 - 100m Backstroke
Apr 23 - 100m Freestyle
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The 27-year-old is already under consideration having swam 53.73 at the Irish Open in 2019.
He will be back in the pool in three days time looking to achieve the 100m freestyle time of 48.57.