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Young Laois girl makes great start at World Paralympic Swimming Championships

Portarlington native Nicole Turner will be competing in the World Para Swimming Championships which kick off today.

She is competing Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week

Fans can follow Nicoles coverage on More4 and the RTE player.

Turner first saw international success early on in 2015 when she won a silver medal in the Youth Category at the British International in the 50m Butterfly.

This was her first meet representing Ireland at a senior level.

She represented Ireland again at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships where she swam in six finals.

Across those finals she won 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medals.

She also managed to achieve an impressive 9 personal bests at the championship.

At her first Paralympic Games in 2016 Nicole impressively competed in five events qualifying for the final in every one.

She succeeded in setting personal best times in six out of her ten races in Rio with her best being fifth in the 50m Butterfly.

Nicole was the youngest member of Team Ireland in Rio and was chosen as flag bearer to lead the team into the closing ceremony.

Nicole Turner has advanced to the final of the SM6 Individual Medley with a time of 3:15:22 this morning.

She finished 4th in her heat and 8th overall and will be back this evening to swim for a medal at around 6:32pm.

We wish Nicole the best of luck.

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