Friday 22 March 2019

WATCH: Ireland women through to final of 4x100m relay after winning heat in superb fashion at U20 World Championships

Gina Akpe-Moses is part of the relay team
Gina Akpe-Moses is part of the relay team

Ireland have qualified for the final of the 4x100m women's relay at the U20 World Championships.

The foursome of Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Rhasidat Adeleke and Patience Jumbo-Gula clocked as time of 44.27 to secure first place in their heat and a place in tomorrow's race.

Ireland now have a massive chance of securing a medal in tomorrow's final (9.50am Irish time) after they qualified as second fastest behind Germany. USA and Jamaica were both disqualified.

"I felt quite fast, I got out of the blocks well and I knew that was the job I had to do," Scott said. "It was smooth and we didn't take any risks but in the final, we're going to."

Jumbo-Gula added: "We're just going to go out and do what we did today, run out hard and see what happens. We're pretty confident."

The men, meanwhile, have finished in 11th place overall. Conor Morey, David McDonald, Jack Dempsey and Aaron Sexton came home in 40.51 in their race.

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