Irish relay teams secure Olympic and 2022 World Championship qualification


It was a night to remember at the World Athletics Relays in Silesia21, Poland this evening. The mixed 4 x 400m team of Chris O'Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley, and Thomas Barr produced a stunning performance to finish 3rd in 3.16.84 NR which not only secured a place in tomorrow’s final, but also claimed Olympic and 2022 World Championships qualification.  All four athletes put in stunning performances which saw the Irish team challenging for the leading positions from the gun.

The team will be back on track for the final tomorrow at 6.20pm (Irish time).

The Irish Women’s 4 x 100m team of Sarah Lavin, Sarah Quinn, Kate Doherty, and Molly Scott also impressed and secured 10th place overall. The team finished 4th in heat 2, with the time of 44.53 just short of seeing them progress to tomorrow’s final. The performance did however secure a place at next year's World Championships in Oregon.

The 44.53 time was just 0.3 off Olympic qualification, but the team can still secure one of the few remaining Olympic spots by time over the coming months.

Mixed 4x400m
  • Phil Healy Bandon AC  Shane McCormack 
  • Sophie Becker Raheny Shamrock AC Jeremy Lyons 
  • Sharlene Mawdsley  Newport AC  Gary Ryan 
  • Chris O'Donnell  North Sligo AC  Michael Baker 
  • Thomas Barr  Ferrybank AC  Hayley & Drew Harrison 
  • Andrew Mellon  Crusaders AC  Brendan McConville 
Women’s 4x100m
  • Molly Scott SLOT AC  Deirdre Scott
  • Sarah Lavin  Emerald AC  Noelle Morrissey 
  • Sarah Quinn  St Colman's South Mayo AC Brendan Glynn 
  • Kate Doherty  DSD AC  Daniel Kilgallon 
  • Aoife Lynch  Donore Harriers AC  Daniel Kilgallon

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