Sycerika McMahon

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Sycerika McMahon
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for  Ireland
European Championships (LC)
Silver 2012 Debrecen 50 m breaststroke
European Championships (SC)
Bronze 2012 Chartres 50 m breaststroke
European Junior Championships
Bronze 2010 Helsinki 400m freestyle
Gold 2011 Belgrade 400m freestyle
Gold 2011 Belgrade 50m breaststroke
Silver 2011 Belgrade 200m freestyle

Sycerika McMahon (born 11 April 1995) is an Irish swimmer from Portaferry, County Down

McMahon won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle at the 2010 European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki with a time of 4:15.92, an Irish junior record.[1] In the 2011 Championships in Belgrade she won gold in the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:13.85 (more than 2 seconds faster than her time the previous year), another gold in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 32.00 (0.2 seconds faster the previous year's winner Lisa Fissneider), and a silver medal in the 200m freestyle with a time of 2:00.61, 0.11 seconds behind Russian Ksenia Yuskova.[2]

At 17 she became the youngest Irish medal-winner in a major event when she took silver in the 50 metre breaststroke at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships in Debrecen, where she also set a new Irish record.[3] She competed for Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics,[4] finishing 26th overall in the 100 metre breaststroke[5] and 22nd overall in the 200 metre individual medley, where she came third in her heat.[6] In the 2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres she won bronze in the 50 m breaststroke behind Petra Chocová and Rikke Møller Pedersen. Also at 17, Sycerika was the youngest Irish person to become an Olympian in many years. She is USA bound as she has taken up a scholarship to study and swim for Texas A&M University.[7]

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