STRONG PERFORMANCES CLOSE OUT DAY 4 AT WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Lucy Mc Glynn (Tir Chonaill Ac) has come fourth in her 100mH at the World U20 Championships in Cali this afternoon. McGlynn produced a stellar performance crossing the line with a lifetime best of 13.92. It was a hot contest which seen her narrowly miss out on a place in the semi-finals by 0.02. It was the second event the Donegal hurdler represented Ireland at during this World U20 Championships. McGlynn posted a brilliant 1:00.30 in the 400mH earlier at the World U20 Championships. The time saw McGlynn finish 5th in blisteringly fast heat, but ultimately resulting in the Donegal athlete missing out on the semi-finals by the narrowest of margins (0.01).
Lucy May Sleeman (Leevale AC) has come fifth in her 200m heat at the World U20 Championships. The Sprint Star was part of one of the quickest heats of the competition and crossed the finish line with a time of 24.08. It was not enough to secure her a place in the semi-final, but it was another stellar performance at a World Championships from young sprinter. It was a quick turnaround for the 19-year-old after her 100m semi-final yesterday. Sleeman dealt with a 2-hour rain delay superbly, setting a personal best of 11.62 in the semi-final, finishing in sixth place.
Day 5 of the World U20 Championships will see Nicola Tuthill and Nick Griggs take to the finals of the women’s hammer and men’s 3,000m.
Returning to the throwing cage, Nicola Tuthill (Bandon AC) takes to the women’s hammer throw final at 9:11pm (Irish time). Tuthill was the sole Irish thrower in action at these championships, returning to competition in recent months from a broken elbow injury in March. During the group qualifying stages, Tuthill produced a personal best of 61.87m, strengthening her position on the Irish All Time List to third.
Double European U20 gold medallist Nick Griggs (Mid Ulster AC) secured his place in 3000m final with a superb performance earning one of the automatic qualifying places. Griggs qualified with a comfortable time of 8:08.35, no doubt he will be looking to build closer to his PB of 7:53.40. The World U20 Championship men’s 3,000m final gets underway at 11:04pm (Irish time)
Team Ireland Timetable (Irish Time):
Day 5: 5th August
- 9.11pm Nicola Tuthill Women’s Hammer Final
- 11.04pm Nick Griggs Men’s 3,000m Final
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