Griggs secures Ireland’s 4th gold at European U20 Championships


16-year old Nicholas Griggs (Mid-Ulster AC) has won Ireland’s 4th gold medal at the European U20 Championships in Tallinn. Griggs went in the Men’s 3,000 final alongside Fionn Harrington (Bandon AC). Both athletes to the fore over the first few laps in a very tactical race which saw an eventual pack of 5 athletes break away with 2 laps to go.

Griggs took control of proceedings over the last 200m and looked very much in control as he crossed the line in 8.17.18 to claim the historic 4th gold medal.

Fionn Harrington (Bandon AC) finished 16th in Europe in a time of 8:29.71.

Ireland had won three Under-20 medals ever coming into these championships, and have since added 4 golds to that total over the last three days. Ireland currently sit top of the 2021 European U20 Championships medal table.

3000m Final Result

1 IRL GRIGGS Nicholas 8:17.18                  

2 GER MOHUMED Yassin 8:18.36                            

3 GBR MELLOY Alex 8:18.49

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