The Ireland women's 4x100m relay team has won silver at the World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
The team of Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula ran a national under-20 record time of 43.90 to finish behind Germany and in front of Great Britain to take the second spot on the podium.
Rhasidat Adeleke was in the quartet for the semi-final but was replaced by Neville in the line-up after she suffered an injury.
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SILVER! 🥈— Her Sport (@HerSportDotIE) July 14, 2018
They’ve only gone and done it! Fantastic run in the 4x100 relay. 43.90 for @RunMollyRun13, @GinaAkpeMoses, @ciara_nev100 and @Patience_Jumbo.
Incredible pace from Patience at the end!
What a team, what a day! 🇮🇪 #HerSport #HerAthletics https://t.co/CHGnfM7f9V pic.twitter.com/HWlCaNt1o1
Meet your WORLD SILVER MEDALLISTS pic.twitter.com/FIU6g8O1oy— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) July 14, 2018
WORLD SILVER MEDALISTS!!!!! So so proud of my team, it’s been a long journey with these girls and we’ve put so much hard work and tears into this team, so happy it’s finally paid off 😭😭 thank you to EVERYONE who made it possible, most of all our amazing coach @karenkirk73 pic.twitter.com/m5YNx5FB73— Gina Moses (@GinaAkpeMoses) July 14, 2018
Four heroes, plus a fifth - Rhasidat Adeleke - on the sidelines.— Cathal Dennehy (@Cathal_Dennehy) July 14, 2018
Amazing result for Irish athletics, for Irish sport, for Ireland. pic.twitter.com/jMjkizH6vL
That silver medal won by @irishathletics 4 x100m team was .06 off he Irish senior record. Imagine if the last change was a little bit better Ireland could have the World champions. All the same my nerves are gone. Well done girls !!! #tampere2018— Brian Gregan (@BrianGregan89) July 14, 2018
It has been coming for many years, a situation like this. In Tampere, Finland, this afternoon, an Irish quartet stands on the brink of a global sprint medal, lining up for the women's 4x100m final at the World U-20 Championships with as good a chance as any at gold.