At the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor, Hungary, Louis O’Loughlin of Donore Harriers ran a personal best 1:54.96 to win the first of two 800m semi-finals. O’Loughlin dominated the race from early, going through 400m in 56.05 secs.
Next up were the 4 x 100m girls, who were untroubled in their semi-final winning in 46.31 secs. Making up the team were Niamh Foley, Miriam Daly and individual medal winners Rhasidat Adeleke and Patience Jumbo-Gula. Finals of both the 800m and the 4 x 100m take place tomorrow, as does the girls’ 1500m final, with Sarah Healy of Blackrock AC representing Ireland.
Earlier, Miriam Daly of Carrick-on-Suir AC ran a brave race to finished sixth in a competitive 400m hurdles.
The boys’ 4x100m relay team had to withdraw due to the hamstring injury suffered earlier in the week by sprinter Colin Doyle Leevale AC in the 200m heats.
IN AARHUS, Denmark at the European Masters Athletics Championships, Declan Power of Clonliffe Harriers took Ireland’s first medal when he finished second in the M45 10,000m with a time of 32 mins 56.35 secs. Evelyn McNelis of Naas was fourth in the W70 10,000m in 52:55.48. Winner was British athlete Angela Copson in a world record time of 44:25.14.
Fri Jul 28
Girls – 400H final, 6 Miriam Daly Carrick-on-Suir AC) 61.94. 4 x 100 SF 1, 1 Ireland 46.31
Boys – 800 SF1, 1 Louis O’Loughlin (Donore Harriers) 1:54.96 (PB)
Sat July 29
14.55 Girls’ 1500m, Sarah Healy
15.25 Boys’ 800m final Louis O’Loughlin
15.50 Girls’ 4 x 100 final