Team Ireland will have a unique opportunity to compete on home territory for the first time at a major international Para sport event in August when Dublin stages the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in 50 days’ time.
Find out more about Ireland’s Para swimming numbers, facts and stats, as they target a first European title.
3 – Nicole Turner’s medal haul at Funchal 2016. The 16-year-old won all her country’s medals finishing with two silvers and one bronze.
6 – The total number of medals by Ireland won at Reykjavik 2009, Berlin 2011 and Eindhoven 2014. Darragh McDonald and James Scully sealed three each.
13 – The opening day of Dublin 2018 in August. Competition runs until 19 August.
23 – Ellen Keane’s age. The Dubliner is one of Ireland’s biggest hopes after winning bronze in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB8 at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
29 – The number of Para swimming medals Ireland have won at the Paralympic Games (10 golds, 10 silvers and nine bronze).
1960 – The year Ireland made their debut at a Paralympic Games, celebrating two golds through Joan Horan; one in swimming and one in archery.
The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships will take place at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from August 13-19. More than 550 Para swimmers from 37 countries are set to take part.
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