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Records and red-hot form, Power on track for medal glory at European Indoors

Cathal Dennehy


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Nadia Power (third from left) en route to a third-place finish in the women's 800m final in Torun, Poland. Reuters/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Nadia Power (third from left) en route to a third-place finish in the women's 800m final in Torun, Poland. Reuters/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Nadia Power (third from left) en route to a third-place finish in the women's 800m final in Torun, Poland. Reuters/Aleksandra Szmigiel

It was the four-lap, two-minute, 800-metre race that truly heralded her arrival. No longer was Nadia Power a lane filler on the premier circuit in athletics. All of a sudden, the 23-year-old had become a contender.

At the World Indoor Tour event in Torun, Poland last night, the Dubliner didn’t so much break the Irish indoor 800m record as take offence to its very existence, carving 1.5 seconds off the mark she set in Vienna back in January.


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