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Konuralp comes up short in Beijing

PUBLISHED: 13:48 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

Dervis Konuralp came up short in his bid for glory at the Beijing Paralympics this week.

Dervis Konuralp came up short in his bid for glory at the Beijing Paralympics this week after failing to collect a medal in any of his three events.

The British swimmer, who trains at the Mile End Leisure Centre and York Hall, qualified for the final of the 200m individual medley but finished seventh.

Last week, Konuralp failed to reach the final of the S13 butterfly 100m.

It was a similar story in the 100m breaststroke on Saturday, as he was eliminated in the heats, finishing fifth in 1min 14.55secs as Makzym Zavodny, of the Ukraine, won the heat in 1min 09.53secs.

The individual medley final was won by Oleksil Fedyna in 1min 04.63secs, to complete a double following his triumph in the 200m individual medley in a world record time.

Konuralp did reach the final in the event, recording a time of 2mins 23.01secs, but he was never in contention as Fedyna stormed home to take the gold.


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