Summer European Youth Olympic Festival Update


On a windy morning in Baku, Team Ireland athletes were competing at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF). The EYOF is a European event for athletes aged 14-18 that runs every two years. Baku is hosting the 2019 edition which runs from the 21 – 27 July.

At the Tofiq Bahranov Stadium Robert McDonnell buried himself in the Boy’s 400m to finish with a massive personal best of 48.42, just outside qualifying standard.

Diarmuid O’Connor was also in action competing in the Boy’s Decathlon, where he now lies in 7th position going into the eighth event with 5187 points. Norway’s Sander Skotheim now leads with a total of 5681 points. Later today O’Connor will take on the pole vault, javelin and the final 1500m race.

In this evening’s session all eyes will be on Rhasidat Adeleke in the Girl’s 200m Final at 17:35 Irish time. Also competing in finals on the track are Israel Olatunde in the Boy’s 100m and Ciara Sheehy in the Girl’s Shotput, as well as Conor Cusack in the Javelin.

The daily schedule of Team Ireland in Baku can be found HERE

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