Saturday 21 October 2017

Lavin shows medal class

ATHLETICS: The Irish had to battle against high humidity and heat on Day 2 of the European Youth Olympics in Trabzon, Turkey.

Limerick's Sarah Lavin (16) finished second in her 100m hurdles heat, setting an Irish record of 13.71. She is in with a real medal chance in tomorrow's final.

Donegal's Karl Griffin qualified for the boys' 800m final on Friday, setting a time of 1:51.89. Despite slowing down in the last 30m, Griffin finished as the third-fastest runner of the three qualifying heats.

Sean Toibin from Clonmel narrowly missed out on the medals as he finished fourth in a hectic 3,000m final. The captain of the Munster Schools team set a PB of 8.29.91.

Bernie Alcorn of the Irish team management said: "The heat is at 34 degrees and the humidity is very oppressive, but the Irish youngsters are still very confident of medal success in the coming days."

Irish Independent

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