Healy hits the ground running in Berlin


Healy hits the ground running in Berlin

Phil Healy (Bandon) hit the ground running in Berlin to advance to the semi-finals of the 100m at the European Athletics Championships finishing second in 11.44 today (August 6).

Healy was happy with her performance and came through strongly in heat 3 to finish second and qualify automatically.

“That’s the box ticked and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals tomorrow,” said Healy.  

Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth) was fourth in heat 1 of the 100m in 11.63 and just missed out on making the semi-finals by 0.02 seconds.

“I’m happy with my run and how I performed,” said Akpe-Moses after her first senior international championship. “I wasn’t happy with the time but I was good out of the blocks and ran well.”

Adam McMullen (Crusaders) was unable to advance to the men’s long jump final recording a best of 7.47m which left him 13th in Group B and 25th overall.

“I’m disappointed with that,” said McMullen afterwards who has been making changes to advance to the next level. “My speed has improved but I couldn’t get it right on the runway today.”

Athlete interview are available on Athletics Ireland social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and RTE who have extensive coverage of the championships.

Live timetable, results and live stream are on European Athletics HERE

A history of the Irish at the European Athletics Championships is HERE

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