Wiffen comfortably through to 800m freestyle final
Daniel Wiffen comfortably advanced to 800m freestyle final, but there was disappointment for Darragh Greene and Victoria Catterson at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha.
Wiffen, who quickly turned his attention to the 800m after finishing seventh in Sunday's 400m freestyle final, progressed with a time of 7:46.90, second to Italian Luca de Tullio, and the second fastest time across the heats.
The final takes place on Wednesday.
Greene was the first swimmer in action today in the 50m breaststroke. His heat time of 27.76 placed him 18th overall and was not enough to advance.
Catterson pushed the Irish national record close in 200m freestyle, but it wasn’t enough to see her through.
The 22-year-old was sixth in her heat with a time of 1:59.75 and 19th overall.
Attention later will turn to Mona McSharry later who competes in the final of the 100m breaststroke.
The 23-year-old advanced with the second fastest time after clocking 1:06.11, just outside her Irish record of 1:05.55.
Her final takes place at 5.45pm on Tuesday.