European Championships: Irish in action on Day 5

admin admin | 06-11 16:15

On we go in Rome as the European Athletics Championships ticks into its fifth day.

On Monday night, Rhasidat Adeleke took 400m silver after being pipped by Poland's Natalia Kaczmarek in a barnstorming battle.

That was Adeleke's second medal of the championships - she was, of course, part of that memorable 4x400m mixed relay gold-winning team.

Today there's more relay action to look forward to.

The men's 4x400m team are first up. Jack Raftery, Chris O’Donnell, Sean Doggett and Callum Baird go in that order for Ireland. Doggett, 17, is making his senior international debut.

Later in the morning, the 4x100m team of Bori Akinola, Mark Smyth, Colin Doyle and Israel Olatunde will attempt to get through their heat.

The women's 4x400m team, which races at 10.27am, is made up of Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Lauren Cadden and Kelly McGrory. Adeleke and Sharlene Mawdsley are absent after their involvement in the 400m final last night.

In the evening session, two Irish athletes compete in the women's 10,000m final: Anika Thompson and Laura Mooney.


(All Irish times times)

Morning Session

Men’s 4x400m Relay Round One

9.45am: Jack Raftery, Chris O'Donnell, Sean Doggett, Callum Baird

Women’s 4x400m Relay Round One

10.27am: Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Lauren Cadden and Kelly McGrory

Men’s 4x100m Relay Round One

11am: Bori Akinola, Mark Smyth, Colin Doyle, Israel Olatunde

Evening Session

Women’s 10,000m final

8.30pm: Anika Thompson, Laura Mooney

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