Episode 2099: Mona McSharry Makes Olympic History, Rugby 7’s Heart-Ache, Bermuda Love
Mona McSharry’s Olympic story began in the public 25-metre pool in Ballyshannon, fighting for space to swim with pensioners, young lads throwing a ball around, and school kids. From there she’s gotten all the way to this morning’s Olympic final, and as we speak today to Grace Meade, her coach in Ballyshannon, it’s clear Mona has even bigger plans for Paris 2024.
Mona McSharry gives it everything in the 100m Breaststroke final to post yet another sub 67 seconds swim ?
— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) July 27, 2021
Grace tells us about what set Mona apart as a kid, why life outside the pool was important too, and the pride the entire North-West has in our new Olympic hero.
Plus there’s a brilliant email about Bermuda’s first ever Olympic gold medal from a World Service member on the ground there, Argentinian rugby 7s heroics, Gillick TV, and our own rugby 7s team’s heart-ache at a major chance lost.
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