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Women’s relay team speed to world final

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Women’s Relay speed to world final

The Irish women’s 4x100m relay team stormed to the final of the IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships final by winning their heat in 44.27 seconds today (July).

The quartet of Molly Scott (SLOT), Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth), Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) and Patience Jumbo-Gula (St Gerard’s Dundalk) combined to win their heat and go in as the second fastest team into tomorrow’s final at 14:04 Irish time.

You can watch athlete interviews on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

The Irish men's 4x100m, Conor Morey (Leevale), David McDonald (Menapians), Jack Dempsey (Galway City Harriers) and Aaron Sexton (North Down), team finished third in their heat and 11th overall with their 40.51 clocking.

Earlier in the day Molly Scott qualified for tomorrow’s women’s 100m hurdles semi-final at 11:55 finishing third in her heat in 13.95 seconds.

Ciara Neville (Emerald) was next on track and she finished fourth in her 200m heat in 24.01 to advance to the semi-final where she finished 8th in 24.68.

Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) was in superlative form in high jump qualification clearing all her heights first time and sailed over the automatic qualifying height of 1.84m to make the final.

That makes it three world finalists, Gina Akpe-Moses, the 4x100m relay team and Sommer Lecky, for the Irish team to date in the these championships.

Darragh McElhinney (Bantry) goes in the 5,000m final at 13:20 tomorrow.

You can watch the action live on the IAAF YouTube channel HERE and Facebook page HERE.

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