Jumbo-Gula advances to 100m final with championship record


Jumbo-Gula advances to 100m final with championship record

Patience Jumbo-Gula (St Gerard's Dundalk) highlighted an excellent evening session at the European U18 Athletics Championships with a championship record in the 100m of 11.59 seconds (July 5).

Jumbo-Gula sped to victory with an excellent start with the wind reading +0.7m/s and runs in tomorrow's final at 7:09pm Irish time.

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Earlier Sophie O'Sullivan (Ballymore Cobh) produced a strong run to win her heat in 2:12.23 to advance to tomorrow's semi-final. Molly Brown (MSB) just missed out after a cagey opening lap of 72 seconds in the first heat and finished fourth in 2:16.94.

Sophie Meredith (St Mary's Limerick) and Ruby Millet (St Abban's) finished 15th and 17th overall in the long jump qualification with respective bests of 5.79m and 5.63m.

There was some misfortune in both the 1500m and 100m for the boys.  Cian McPhillips (Longford) was placed well in a tactical affair in heat 1 of the 1500m but lost his spike after two laps resulting in a 14th place finish in 4:10.84.

 Brian Maguire (DSD) battled well in heat 2 of the 1500m finishing 10th in 3:59.74.

Conor Morey (Leevale) went in semi-final 1 of the 100m where there was a false start but a late recall gun saw him and some of the others run the full race. It was subsequently rerun 10 minutes later where he came 6th in 11.17 - evidently tired having two 100m races in quick succession.

 Israel Olatunde (Dundealgan) finished 5th in the second semi-final in 11.09 seconds.

You can follow the championships on Eurosport 2, live streaming on the European Athletics website http://www.european-athletics.org/ with the schedule and results http://www.european-athletics.org/competitions/european-athletics-youth-championships/2018/schedules-results/

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