Sarah Healy and a strong girl’s quartet made it six medals for Ireland at the European Youth Olympics in Hungary.
In the 1500m Healy cruised to the gold medal, finishing over three seconds ahead of the nearest challenger. Once the bell sounded for the final lap Healy was away and wasn’t going to be beat.
The young Irish athlete’s lead increased with every metre of the track before she crossed the line in 4:19.85 to take the gold, leaving the rest of the field nearly 40m behind. Healy’s time is also a new personal best.
Kazimierska Klaudia of Poland finished second, with Austria’s Anna Baumgartner finishing third for the bronze.
— Team Ireland (@olympiccouncil) July 29, 2017
Also securing a bronze medal for Ireland today was the girl’s 4x100m relay team. The quartet of Rhasidat Adekele, Patience Jumbo-Gula, Niamh Foley and Miriam Daly completed the one lap of the track in 46.38.
Two members of the team Patience Jumbo-Gula and Rhasidat Adekele also won individual medals easier this week. Jumbo-Gila bronze in the 100m and Adekele silver in the 200m.
In total Ireland won six medals, Lara Gillespie won silver in Cycling Time Trial and Jade Williams secured a bronze in the Hammer.