Ratoath swimmer James Scully finisehed fifth in the final of the 200m Freestyle S5 at the London Paralympics this evening.
Scully finished in a time of 2.53:03 behind Daniel Dias of Brazil who took gold in 2.27:83 with Sebastian Rodriguez of Spain in second and Roy Perkins of the USA in third.
UK swimmer Anthony Stephens was fourth with the Meath swimmer a close fifth.
Ratoath swimmer James Scully will be in action tonight at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
Scully battled hard to finish third in his heat and qualify as sixth fastest into tonight's final of the 200m Freestyle S5.
He held the fourth position for 150 metres and drove on in the last 50 metres to overtake Brazil's Coldoaldo Silva and ensure qualification for the final.
Scully was delighted with his time which is his third fastest time ever.
"It was slightly slower than my PB, but I'm really happy with that, it's the first time I've gone under three minutes this year, hopefully I can pick up some positives from this, fix some things and go faster," he commented.
Tonight's final will get underway at 6.51pm.