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Barnet Copthall's James O'Shea reaches Paralympics 100m breaststroke final
12:14pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
British swimmer James O’Shea, who competes for Barnet Copthall, has qualified for this evening's men’s SB5 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympics.
O’Shea swam an excellent race to finish second in his heat in a time of 1.39.88, which saw him go through to the final as the fifth fastest qualifier.
He will face stiff competition for a medal in the Aquatics Centre later, particularly from Lim Woo-Geun who set a new Asian record in qualifying.
O’Shea is competing at his first Paralympics Games, only taking up the sport in 2006 after being convinced by former GB Olympic swimmer Mark Foster.
This evening's final is scheduled to take place at 6.23pm.