SWIMMING: Records keep tumbling for Ferguson at World Junior Championships in Singapore

Conor Ferguson. Photograph: Presseye
Conor Ferguson. Photograph: Presseye

Swimming prospect Conor Ferguson set a third Irish junior record at the World Junior Championships in Singapore on Thursday morning.

The Larne Swimming Club talent, who lives in Jordanstown, clocked 26.07 in the 50m backstroke semi-final.

He was just 0.1 of a second from claiming a place in the final and was 11th overall.

On Tuesday Ferguson twice broke the Irish junior 100m backstroke record on the first day of competition.

He progressed from the morning heats to the semi-final in 55.94 seconds, breaking 56 seconds for the first time and knocking .23 of a second off the record of 56.17 that he had set just over a month ago at the Irish Age Group Championships.

Ferguson went on to smash that time clocking 55.60 seconds where he placed eighth in the faster of the two semi-finals, putting him 12th overall.

Conor Ferguson. Photo: Presseye

Conor Ferguson. Photo: Presseye