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Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 9 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 8 Summary

Saturday August 7th - Sunday August 8th

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 1 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 2 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 3 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 4 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 5 Summary


Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 7 Summary

 

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland

 

Mens Marathon


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Stephen Scullion Paul Pollock Kein Seaward

 
 Like for yesterday's Womens Marathon, conditions were tough again today, with temperatures close to 30C, with humidity in the high 70's, even if today was somewhat cloudy and overcast. There was some respite from a slight breeze

The conditions led to a high attrition rate with 21 athletes pulling up by 30km, with  Stephen Scullion among those, with his race ending by half-way. The casualties including many high profile names

Kipchoge threw down the gauntlet around the 30km mark, covering the next 5k in 14:28, and the lead group was found wanting. He won in 2:08:38, with 1:20 to spare over Nageeye, NED, and Abdi, BEL, a further 2 seconds behind. Kipchoge become only the third ever athlete to retain his Olympic Marathon Title.

 Kevin Seaward and Paul Pollock struggled in the latter stages, like the vast majority in the field, nevertheless Seaward made up 24 places after the 25km mark,while Pollock made up 10 places over the same distance. Paul Pollock finished in 58th place, in 2:21:45, while Kevin Seaward finished 71st, in 2:27:48

Splits

Stage Leader   Scullion   Pollock   Seaward  
    Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
5km Petros 0:15:17  73  0:15:36 90 0:16:06 103

 0:16:16

10km Kipchoge 0:30:53  86 0:32:10 92 0:32:31 97 0:32:35
15km Do Nascimento 0:46:03  98 0:50:47 85 0:48:27  90 0:48:37
20km Suarez 1:01:47  - -   1:05:01    
Half Mokoka 1:15:03     80 1:08:39 86 1:08:52
25km Kipchoge 1:17:24     81 1:21:37  82 1:21:52
30km Kipchoge 1:32:31     73 1:39:30 71 1:38:41
35km Kipchoge 1:46:59     71 1:58:24 59 1:55:38
40km Kipchoge  2:01:55     73 2:19:00 55 2:13:59
Mar Kipchoge 2:08:38      71 2:27:48 58 2:21:45

 

Athletics Ireland Report


Tokyo 2020 - Aug 8th Report

The Olympic Marathon concluded the invovlement of Irish athletics athletes at these Games in the most brutal hot and humid condiitons in Saporro which saw 30 athletes fail to finish

Kevin Seaward finished 58th and Paul Pollock was 71st after enduring the tough 42km route

The race was won by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge who clocked 2:08:38 despite intense heat with 28 degrees and 80% humidity in Sapporo

There was disappointment for Stephen Scullion who was one 30 to drop out during the event. The 32-year old withdrew before the 20km mark

Seaward and Pollock ran patient races and both were close by going through the half way mark

Seaward, who clained this was his toughest ever race began to make his move with 15km to go and picked up almost 30 places to finish in a time of 2:21:45

“I learned a lot about myself there in terms of resilience and inner strength. I am a teacher, some days I wake up and think what am I doing at the Olympics with all these guys,” said Seward post-race to RTE

“I learned a lot about myself. When I was going through there I was telling myself, ‘you have to be resilient. you tell the children this in school. It is really tough. It is easy to stop. Just don’t. Keep going, keep working hard.’ I learned I can dig deep when I need to.”

Pollock was passed by his Irish team mate as they reached the 20k marker where the humidity had begun to take it's toll

Pollock bravely battled on and although visibly exhausted, he crossed the finish line at an Olympic Games for the second time, clcoking 2:27:48. Pollock also competed at Rio in 2016

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

 

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 7 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 7 Summary

Thursday August 5th

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 1 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 2 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 3 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 4 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 5 Summary

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland

 

20km Race Walk

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David Kenny, Farranfore Maine Valley AC,2021 European U23 silver medal winner, finished in 29th place, well above his 50th place ranking, in 1:26:54, under humid and sapping conditions


1500m Semi-Final 1 - Andrew Coscoran

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Andrew Coscoran finished 10th, in 3:35.84, marginally outside his 3:35.66 PB. Coscoran was still attached to the group coming into the finishing straight, but was unable to make inroads in the final 'burnout', nevertheless it was an impressive showing by the Star of the Sea AC man

 

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 Results of 1500m Semi-Final 1

 

50km Walk

Alex Wright, Leevale AC, and Brendan Boyce

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Alex Wright, Leevale AC
Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Brendan Boyce, Finn Valley AC - Lives in Midleton

 

Top 10 and Top 30 Finishes for Boyce and Wright

Brenday Boyce, Finn Valley AC, finished in 10th place, in 3:53:40, 3:32 behind the winner, Dawid Tamala, Poland, in gruelling and humid conditions, with 12 (25%) of the starters not finishing, including two DQs. Boyce was competitive throughout. Alex Wright, Leevale AC, finished in 29th place, in 4:06:20, a Season's Best, and his best ever global Championship prrformance

 

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Womens Marathon

11pm: Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC & Fionnuala McCormack

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Athletics Ireland Report


Tokyo 2020  - Thursday August 5th Report

European U23 silver medallist David Kenny (Farranfore Maine Valley AC) produced a brilliant display in the 20K Walk on his Olympic debut. Kenny secured a top 30 placing to cross the line in 1:26:54 (29th) in extremely tough and humid conditions

The 22-year-old’s tactics were perfect from the offset and saw him comfortably placed in 32nd at the 10k mark

Kenny, who came into the race ranked 50th of those starting, maintained his rhythm to pick up more places before crossing the line in 29th place at his first Olympic Games, a feat which almost mirrored his coach and Olympic bronze medallist Robert Heffernan who finished 28th on his Olympic debut

The race won by Italy’s Massimo Stano of Italy in 1:21:05

Andrew Coscoran's first Olympics came to an end with another brilliant display in the semi-final of the 1500m.

The race would be won by Britain's Jake Wightman in 3:33.48, with the Balbriggan man crossing in 10th in a time of 3:35.84, which was just outside his personal best of 3:35.66

The Paris Olympics in three years' time is now a target for the Star of the Sea athlete who hopes to build on his impressive first showing at an Olympic Games

Speaking to RTE he said: "This is my first world senior event. I've done European indoors. But this is the first world stage and I've made the semis. I'm chuffed, and going forward I think I can get into some of the bigger races like the Diamond League.”

The men’s 50k Walk takes place at 9.30pm on Thursday evening where the duo of Alex Wright (Leevale) and Brendan Boyce (Finn Valley) make their Tokyo debuts

Wright, who booked his place early for Tokyo with his 1:20:50 PB in Spain in 2019 will be looking to better his 46th place finish on his Olympic debut in Rio in 2016 (1:25:25)

Brendan Boyce will be another looking to build on previous Olympic outings

Boyce finished 26th in London 2012 and 19th in Rio 2016 before going on to continue the progress by producing a 6th place finish at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019

The Robert Heffernan trained athlete has shown that sweltering race conditions are no barrier to his performance and the Finn Valley AC athlete will look to be up amongst the leading contenders as the race enters the final stages

 

 

Irish In Action On Friday

11pm: Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC & Fionnuala McCormack

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Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC and Fionnuala McCormack, Kilcoole AC

 

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

 

Start TimeLocationEventStatus
Session 18  21:30 (-1) - 2:00
21:30  Sapporo Odori Park  
Session 16  8:30 - 10:15
8:30 Sapporo Odori Park  
Session 17  11:50 - 14:55
12:25 Olympic Stadium - Track  
12:37 Olympic Stadium - Track  
12:50 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws  
13:00 Olympic Stadium - Track  
13:35 Olympic Stadium - Track  
13:50 Olympic Stadium - Track  
14:30 Olympic Stadium - Track  
14:50 Olympic Stadium - Track


Start TimeLocationEventStatus
Session 21  23:00 (-1) - 2:15
23:00 (-1) Sapporo Odori Park  

Cork Athletics County Track and Field Championships 2021

Cork Athletics T&F Championships to be Held Over 3 Weekends

MTU Track

Sunday August 29th - Sunday September 5th - Sunday September 12th


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Edited 12:30pm Thursday August 5th

The 2021 Cork Athletics County Track and Field Championships will be held in MTU Track over three consecutive weekends, From August 29th to September 12th

Meet

 

Date

 

Meet Details

 

  Day 1  

 

Sunday August 29th

 

County Juvenile U17 -19, Junior Senior & Masters T&F Championships

 

  Day 2

 

Sunday September 5th

 

County Juvenile U13 - U16 T&F Championships

 

  Day 3

 

Sunday September 12th

 

County Juvenile U9 - U12 T&F Championships

 

 

Meet Programs & Entry Forms will be published as soon as available

Due to Limitations arising from Number Restrictions - currently set at 200 - arising as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, only limited programs will be available, with some events not provided this year. In addition, athletes will be restricted to two (2) events

Masks must be worn by all present except ONLY while an athlete is actively involved in competition

All persons must bring their OWN Sanitiser

 

There will NOT be a shop on site

Field athletes must provide their own implements, except for Shot Put

Only Championship entrants, Competition Officials and Event Support Personnel may enter the grounds. Ground entry and exit will be controlled

All persons attending MUST complete the Covid Questionnaire (On-Line Questionnaire and Downloadable PDF Form will be available on the day before each event (i.e. Saturday) and MUST be completed by everyone attending)

Note: The form Must be completed no earlier than 24 hours before the event

Entries must be made in advance (Entry forms will be available nearer the date) and entry fees paid before competition day.

NO entries on the day and NO late entries

 

Junior and U17-19 Championship events will be incorporated into single events, except where heats are necessary

Medals will be presented at a later stage

All athletes must be Registered Athletics members of a Cork club

Photography

Athletics Ireland Film & Photography Guidelines must be complied with.  In particular, please only photograph your OWN child. No Group photographs are permitted, to comply with Covid Guidelines. Anyone not in compliance may be asked to leave the venue

Footwear - World Athletics Footwear Rule

Athletes should note that competition will be run in accordance with World athletics rules on footwear. Shoes with a stack height (sole depth) of over 25mm are not permitted in any track events. Competition shoes should be presented at check-in

As far as we are aware, all spikes are compliant with these rules, but many road running shoes may not legally be worn on the track. Athletes will not be allowed to run in non-compliant shoes as it could void the results from the whole race. Athletes must be willing to submit their shoes for inspection before and/or after the race. An athlete lining up wearing non-compliant shoes may be asked to change them.   In view of teh tight schedule due to Covid restrictions, races will NOT be held up while an athlete changes shoes

List of compliant and non-compliant shoes is available here, but list may not include older models

 

Day 1 - Juvenile U17 -19, Junior Senior & Masters T&F Championships

Entry Fees: €5 per event

 

Day 2 - County Juvenile U13 - U16 T&F Championships 2021

Entry Fees: €5 per athlete (Juveniles)

The Following additional restrictions apply to Day 2

Each club may appoint One (1) Team Manager & Team Managers are confined to the stand area.

No other adults are permitted

 

Day 3 - County Juvenile U9 - U12 T&F Championships 2021

Entry Fees: €5 per athlete (Juveniles)

 

The Following additional restrictions apply to Day 3

One (1) adult (Parent/Guardian) per family may enter the grounds, and no club team manager is permitted

Masks must be worn by all present aged over 12, except ONLY while an athlete is actively involved in competition. Wearing of masks by those Under 12 is at Parents/Guardians discretion

Along with the above, Only Championship entrants, Competition Officials and Event Support Personnel may enter the grounds

Cork City Sports 1983 - Cork Examiner Article July 7th 1983

MAREE MAY NOT MAKE CORK MILE

Cork Examiner Article on Cork City Sports 1983

Cork Examiner

Tuesday July 5th 1983

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MAREE MAY NOT MAKE CORK MILE

BY BRENDAN MOONEY

SYDNEY MAREE, who went to within 2.11 secs, of the world record when he won the event last year, could be a doubtful starter for the Harp Lager mile, the feature event at Cork City Sports tomorrow night week

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Pretoria-born Maree, second fastest man in the world over the distance last year, has injured a hamstring and has declined an invitation to run against Seb Coe, the world record holder, Ireland’s Eamonn Coghlan and the fastest American, Steve Scott, in the Robinson’s Ready Drink Mile at the AAA championships at Crystal Palace on July 23


He committed himself to Cork City Sports a long time ago and up to last night the organisers had no information that would indicate he will not be present. Obviously they will be checking it out today


The City Sports organisers had brought off an enviable coup by bringing Maree and Steve Scott, the fastest man in the world last year, together for the event. Scott is a definite starter and has decided not to compete in the mile at the Donore Harriers meet on Monday night to conserve his energies for the world record bid in Cork


Today they will announce their decision on whether or not they will include John Walker, fourth last year, in the field. The 1976 Olympic 1,500 metre champion and former world mile record holder, contacted them over the weekend from Oslo seeking a place in the field but they could not give him any definite word


There are a couple of places open but obviously they will want to keep those in hand until nearer the meet. Jack Buckmer’s coach, on seeing the quality of the field, has pulled the Loughborough man out while it is now virtually certain neither Steve Cram nor Graham Williamson, second and third last year, will be available


But it is still a field of rare quality. Apart from Scott, Ireland’s Ray Flynn will be in action and John Robson of Scotland also takes his chance. David Taylor has indicated he will be chasing 3 mins. 52secs, at least, on the track where he first broke four minutes


It was announced yesterday that the newly crowned NCAA champion, Frank O’Mara (Limerick) will join the line-up. With Corkman, Marcus O’Sullivan, he brings the Irish representation to four


O’Mara, on scholarship at the University of Arkansas won the NCAA title in 3:40.51 in humid conditions in Houston, Texas, and he was named the outstanding athlete of the meet at the Penn Relay’s where his anchor leg duel with Villanova’s Marcus O’Sullivan in the medley relay was one of the highlights of the meet. This award puts him in alongside Noel Carroll, Frank Murphy, Eamonn Coghlan and Ron Delany


His best time for the mile is 3:58.13, run in Cork two years ago and he has a best of 3:39.50 for 1,500 metres.
British international Tim Hutchings has been included in the field for the CMP 5,000 metres. He had a personal best of 13:25.08 for the distance last year, putting him 17th in the world and he finished sixth behind Thomas Wessinghage in the European championships


Wessinghage will compete in this event and will be joined by Nat Muir, second to Mike McLeod last year and in 1980 and winner in 1981. Limerick man Robert Costelloe has also been added to the list that includes two other English internationals Kevin Forster and Dave Lewis. Both of those are running exceptionally well. Forster has been selected to compete in this week’s World Student Games but will be back home on Thursday


Domingo Tibaduiza, the Pan American champion from Colombia is amongst the entries as is the Welsh champion David James


The 1981 winner Paula Fudge (England) will be in the 3,000 metres. The 1978 Commonwealth Games champion, she set a UK record, 8:48.7 in the event. She will be joined by Chris Benning, Jane Furness, Kim Lock and Ireland’s Monica Joyce who lowered the Irish record to 8%53.4 in the corresponding event last year. This time she wants to beat 8 mins. 50 secs.
Derek O’Connor, who broke Fanahan McSweeney’s record with a 20.96 run at the national junior championships at Santry on Sunday, will be in the line-up for the 200 metres along with Darence Worrell (Trinidad) who ran 21.8 at Banteer on Sunday week


John Treacy may not compete in either the Donore meet on Monday or Cork City Sports on Wednesday. He was ill last week witlAa throat infection and missed out on some training but he ran a good 12 miles on Sunday and, as a result, may decide to run in the 10,000 metres in Oslo at the weekend


Eamonn Coghlan, who runs in the mile at Belfield and the 3,000 metres at Crystal Palace the following Friday night, will be in the line-up for the mile at Oslo as will Ray Flynn


When Coe, Coghlan and Scott meet in the mile at Crystal Palace on July 23, it will be the first clash between the three since 1979 when Coe set a world record in the Golden Mile in Oslo. The race will not start until 10:15 p.m. to allow for live television coverage to the U.S., Japan and Europe

 

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Looking Back - 25 Years of BLE in Cork

 

 

 

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 3 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 3 Summary

Sunday August 1st

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

3000m Steeplechase

Ninth place in Heat 1 of the Women's 3000m Steeplechase for Michelle Finn, Leevale AC, in 9:36.26. Eilish Flanagan, running in Heat 3, produced a massive 6 second PB, for 9:34.86, and 12th place in the Heat

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Heat 1 Results

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Heat 3 Results

 

13.05pm (400m hurdles Semi-Final): Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr goes in Semi-Final 1 at 1:05pm this afternoon. Running in Lane 6, alongside World Champion Karsten Warholm, in Lane 7, and World number 2, Rai Benjamin, in Lane 5. Thomas is ranked 9th in the World

 

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 Lineup 400m hurdles Semi-Final 1

 

400m Hurdles Heat 1 Results

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Thomas Barr ran a Season's Best, and his second fastest time ever, 48.26 sec, to finish fourth in Heat 1 today. Thomas clipped one of the hurdles, and it likely made all the difference. With only the first two from each Heat qualifying automatically, along with the next two fastest overall, it was a waiting game for thomas, to see if, hopefully, none of the other non-automatics ran faster tham him.  However, European U23 Champion, Sibilio (Italy) ran a 47.93 PB to eliminte Thomas.  The luck of the Heat draw didn't favour Thomas, as his time of 48.26 equalled the winning time in Heat 3.  He ran the 7th fastest time, but didn't make the Final 8

Update - 3pm

Athletics Ireland has made two appeals, on grounds of Lane infringement and another on the basis of another athlete dragging his trailing leg around the hurdle, rather than over it. If either, or both appeals are successful, then Thomas will be in the Final. A decision is expected later today

Update - 3.55pm

RTE just reported that the appeal has been unsuccessful

 

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland



Day 4 - Monday August 2nd

 

Irish In Action

1:35am (1500m Heats): Ciara Mageean, Sarah Healy
   

2:30am (200m Heats): Phil Healy

 

Start TimeLocationEvent
Session 8  1:00 - 3:55
1:00 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
1:35 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:47 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:59 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:20 Olympic Stadium - Long Jump A
2:30 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:30 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
2:38 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:46 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:54 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:02 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:10 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:18 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:50 Olympic Stadium - Track
Session 9  11:00 - 14:00
11:20 Olympic Stadium - Pole Vault A
11:20 Olympic Stadium - Pole Vault B
11:25 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:32 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:39 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:00 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
12:05 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:13 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:21 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:35 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:45 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:55 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:15 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:40 Olympic Stadium - Track

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

Olympic 4x400m Mixed Relays - Anyone Know Where The Yanks Are

US Media Reporting that US Mixed 4x400 Relay Team has been Reinstated After Appeal

20:00 Friday July 30th 2021

 

What is F(lip) Happening????

 

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Australian take on the Relay Changeover

 


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The US and Dominican relay teams were Disqualified earlier today for breaches of Technical Rules, and Ireland, who finished in fourth place in a new National Record of 3:12.88, were elevated to second place.  The results were adjusted as below.



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In the past couple of hours, US media are widely reporting that their team has been reinstated, and, while there has been no mention of an appeal by Dominican republic, the Official results have been changed to the original results, showing both US and Dominican Republic both reinstated, and Ireland relegated to fourth

 

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And Yet????

The Official start list includes Ireland and not US or Dominican Republic


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Official Startlist for tomorrow evening's final as at 19:45pm

Videos Blocked

Videos of the 4x400m Heats that have been shared across social media, including ones shared by Cork Athletics, have been Blocked by IOC under copyright rules

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Cork Athletics has reached out to several media sources to see if anyone can throw any light on what's going on, but nobody is any wiser

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 8 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 8 Summary

Friday August 6th

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 1 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 2 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 3 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 4 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 5 Summary


Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 7 Summary

 

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland

 

Womens Marathon

Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC & Fionnuala McCormack

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25th Place for Fionnuala McCormack


Fionnuala McCormack ran a steady race throughout, finishing in 25th place, in 2:34:09 in gruelling conditions of high temperatures and humidity which took it's toll on the field with 14 athletes not finishing. Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC was one of those, dropping out before the half-way mark. Sinead Diver, from Belmullet, Co. Mayo, but now resident in Australia, and running for that country, was 'neck and neck' with Fionnuala for much of the first half, but gradually drew away, to finish 10th, in 2:31:14

Splits

Stage Leader   McCormack   Cooke   Diver  
    Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
5km     44   60   34  
10km   0:36:16 35 0:36:17 70 0:36:44 30 0:36:17
15km   0:53:47 25 0:53:50 77 0:55:53 24 0:53:49
20km Salpeter 1:11:27 23 1:11:43 80 1:16:57 25 1:11:43
Half Jepcherir 1:15:14   1:16:41     26 1:15:41
25km Jepcherir 1:28:51 25 1:29:41     21 1:29:33
30km Jepcherir 1:46:04   1:48:06     20 1:47:36
35km Kosgei 2:02:58 25 2:06:49     15 2:06:38
40km Jepcherir 2:19:59 25 2:25:59     12 2:23:32
Mar Jepcherir 2:27:20 25 2:34:09     10 2:31:14

 

Athletics Ireland Report


Tokyo 2020 August 6th Report

Fionnuala McCormack marked her fourth Olympic Games with a 25th place finish in the women's Marathon

Conditions in Sapporo were hot and humid from the get go, even with the rescheduled start which saw athletes taking to the gun an hour earlier. The heat began to take it's toll on the field from 20km and saw 10 athletes including Aoife Cooke withdraw shortly after the half way point

Cooke has enjoyed a tremendous 24 months which included taking the Dublin Marathon title in 2019 and will certainly be back in an Irish marathon vest in the future

The race in Sapporo was won a Kenyan one-two, with Peres Jepchirchir upsetting the form guide to get the better of pre-race favourite Brigid Kosgei, with USA's Molly Seidel taking bronze

McCormack backed up a top-20 finish in Rio with a controlled race plan, crossing the line in a time of 2:34:09 for 25th place

The pace early doors was somewhat reserved for an elite field, with Jepchirchir crossing the 10km marker in a time of 36:16

Indeed just five seconds separated the top 50 runners, with McCormack positioning herself well in the early stages, just a second behind the leader

Cooke was among a group that had become a little detached at 10km, 28 seconds down in 70th position before withdrawing at the half way stage

Kosgei, Chemtai Salpeter and Ruth Chepngetich were among the heavy hitters in a group of a dozen at the front, with McCormack 50 seconds down in 26th while keeping within touching distance

The 36-year-old settled into her rhythm, but those at the front upped the pace with 15km to go

McCormack used all of her experience to maintain the 25th place over the final 10k and looked strong as she powered over the line to create another piece of history to add to her illustrious career

In a gripping race for the medals, Salpeter pulled up and the Kenyan pair made a decisive break, with Seidel doing her best to consolidate third

Jepchirchir then upset the form book to accelerate away from Kosgei with 2km remaining to power home strongly for gold in a winning time of 2:27:20, 16 seconds ahead of Kosgei with the American Seidel holding on for third

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

 

Schedule - Saturday August 7th

 

Start TimeLocationEvent
Session 21  22:00 (-1) - 2:15
22:00 (-1) Sapporo Odori Park
Session 19  10:50 - 14:20
11:35 Olympic Stadium - High Jump A
11:45 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:00 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
12:40 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:30 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:50 Olympic Stadium - Track


 

Cork Athletics County Cross-Country Championships 2021

Cork Athletics Cross-Country Championships 2021

Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick

Sunday September 26th - Sunday October 3rd - Sunday October 10th

 


County Juvenile Even-Age XC


The 2021 Cork Athletics Cross-Country Championships will be held in The Board's Grounds, at Slieveroe, Riverstick, over three consecutive weekends, from September 26th to October 10th

Meet

 

Date

 

Meet Details

 

  Day 1  

 

Sunday September 26th

 

County Juvenile U9-U12 Cross-Country Championships

 

  Day 2

 

Sunday October 3rd

 

County Juvenile U15-U16, U17-U19, Junior, Senior Cross-Country Championships

 

  Day 3

 

Sunday October 10th

 

County Juvenile U13-U14, U23, Novice & Masters Cross-Country Championships

 

 

Meet Programs & Entry Forms will be published as soon as available

Due to Limitations arising from Number Restrictions - currently set at 200 - arising as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, only limited programs will be available, with some events not provided this year. In addition, Juvenile athletes will only be permitted to run in their own year group - no moving up in age

Masks must be worn by all present except ONLY while an athlete is actively involved in competition

All persons must bring their OWN Sanitiser

 

Except Only where otherwise stated, only Championship entrants, Competition Officials and Event Support Personnel may enter the grounds. Ground entry and exit will be controlled

All persons attending MUST complete the Covid Questionnaire (On-Line Questionnaire and Downloadable PDF Form will be available on the day before each event (i.e. Saturday) and MUST be completed by everyone attending)

Note: The form Must be completed no earlier than 24 hours before the event

Entries must be made in advance (Entry forms will be available nearer the date) and entry fees paid before competition day.

NO entries on the day and NO late entries

 

Medals will be presented at a later stage

All athletes must be Registered Athletics members of a Cork club

These notices will be updated in due course

Photography

Athletics Ireland Film & Photography Guidelines must be complied with.  In particular, please only photograph your OWN child. No Group photographs are permitted, to comply with Covid Guidelines. Anyone not in compliance may be asked to leave the venue

Day 1 - County Juvenile U9-U12 Cross-Country Championships

One (1) adult (Parent/Guardian) per family may enter the grounds

 

Day 2 - County Juvenile U17-U19, Junior, Senior Cross-Country Championships

Day 3 - County Juvenile U13-U14, U23, Novice & Masters Cross-Country Championships

The U23, Novice & Masters Races will be combined, with the Women running 4k and the Men running 6k


Novice 'B' and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships

These Championships will NOT be held this year

 

The Following additional restrictions apply - Further restricions will be posted in due course


Masks must be worn by all present aged over 12, except ONLY while an athlete is actively involved in competition. Wearing of masks by those Under 12 is at Parents/Guardians discretion

Along with the above, Only Championship entrants, Competition Officials and Event Support Personnel may enter the grounds

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 5 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 5 Summary

Tuesday August 3rd

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 1 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 2 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 3 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 4 Summary

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland

 
Coscoran and Reid Progress as Healy and Lawler Bow Out

It was a mixed night for Ireland as two athletes, Andrew Coscoran and Leon Reid, progress while Phil Healy and Marcus Lawler's hopes end

 

1500m Heat 3 - Andrew Coscoran

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 Andrew Coscoran qualified, from Heat 3 of the Men's 1500m, in one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers, in a time of 3:37.11

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400m Women - Heat 6 - Phil Healy

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Phil Healy, Bandon AC, ran 51.98 secbut missed out on qualification for the next round. This was Phil's fourth race in 5 days, and at this level, that intensity will have taken it's toll, but Healy has the satisfation and honour of coming home as an Olympic Finalist

 

tokyo 2020 womens 400m heat 5 results

 

200m Men - Heats 6 & 7 Marcus Lawler & Leon Reid

 

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Marcus Lawler - Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho Leon Reid - Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 
Marcus Lawler and Leon Reid both producd season's bests in Heats 6 and 7 respectively, with just 0.2 sec separation them, but it was al the difference as Reid qualifying, while Lawlers hopes were dashed


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Update (13:30pm) - Mens's 200m Semi-Final

Leon Reid, running in Semi-Final 3 of the 200m, ran 20.54, for 7th place, but finished outside the qualification places for the Final, with just two from each Semi, and two non-automatic qualifers proceding to the Final


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Day 6 - Wednesday August 4th

 

 

Athletics Ireland Report

Tuesday 3rd - Tokyo 2020 Report

There were ‘heat heroics’ this morning with Andrew Coscoran and Leon Reid advancing to Olympic semi-finals from their respective 1500m and 200m heats

Coscoran (Star of the Sea AC), who was making his Olympic debut in the heats of the 1500m produced a perfect finishing straight burst to book his place Thursday’s semi-final with a time of 3:37:11 which secured a fastest qualifier spot

Coscoran settled into 5th place from the gun and maintained touch with the leading pack before unleashing a strong final 100m to cross in 8th place and claim his place in the next round

Phil Healy’s (Bandon AC) Olympic journey came to an end in the most agonising of fashion, missing out on a place in the semi-final of the 400m by just 0.07 of a second

Healy ran the second fastest outdoor 400m of her career to cross the line in 4th place in her heat in 51.98, made all the more impressive with it being her 4th appearance of the week at these Games

Healy then had to wait for the result of the final heat to see if she could maintain her fastest qualifier spot

Unfortunately, it was not to be, and it brought to an end the groundbreaking Olympic campaign for the Cork star who became the first Irish woman to compete in 3 track events an Olympic Games as she left the 400m starting blocks

It’s been another record-breaking season for Healy and she will no doubt look back with pride at all she has achieved this week

Marcus Lawler (Clonliffe Harriers AC) was next of the Irish out on track, finishing 6th in his 200m heat in a time of 20.73 which although was a season’s best, was not enough to make it through to the semi-final

Lawler was another victim of a tough draw with two of the top 10 ranked athletes in the world lining up in his heat which was always going to make qualification difficult

The 2019 World University Games bronze medallist can take great heart from producing a season’s best on the biggest stage of all

Leon Reid (Menapians AC) was also in 200m heat action, taking his place alongside the world number one Noah Lyles (USA) who would subsequently go on to cruise to the win in heat 7

The Irish 200m record holder appears to be peaking just at the right time however, and the Menapians speedster also booked his place in the semi-final which will take place later this afternoon (12.50pm Irish time)

Reid crossed in 4th place in a season’s best 20.53 to claim one of the fastest qualifier spots

 

Irish In Action On Wednesday

Currently no Irish athletes are scheduled for Wednesday 4th Aug

 

Start TimeLocationEvent
Session 12  1:00 - 4:25
1:00 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:05 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
1:08 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:16 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:35 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:43 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:51 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:55 Olympic Stadium - Long Jump A
1:55 Olympic Stadium - Long Jump B
2:35 Olympic Stadium - High Jump A
2:35 Olympic Stadium - High Jump B
2:35 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
3:00 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:08 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:16 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:30 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:40 Olympic Stadium - Shot Put A
3:40 Olympic Stadium - Shot Put B
Session 13  10:30 - 14:00
10:30 Olympic Stadium - High Jump A
10:30 Olympic Stadium - High Jump B
11:00 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:05 Olympic Stadium - Shot Put A
11:05 Olympic Stadium - Shot Put B
11:12 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:30 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:38 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:46 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:00 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:15 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
12:30 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:38 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:46 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:05 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:30 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:38 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:46 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:55 Olympic Stadium - Track

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 4 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 4 Summary

Monday August 2nd

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

1500m Women

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Ciara Mageean at the front of 1500m - Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

 

Ciara Mageean finished in 10th place in Heat 1, in 4:07.29. Having been at the front early in the race, Mageean slipped back on the final lap. An upset Mageean revealed afterwards that she had suffered  a calf strain in recent weeks, and could only jog lightly until now. She was still in with an outside chance until the third and final Heat, the fastest of the three, which was won by Kipyegon, in 4:01.40, pulling three of the non-automatic qualifiers with her, and ending Mageean's hopes

 

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Sarah Healy in action in 1500m - Photo: James Crombie/Inpho


Heat 3 also saw 20 year old Sarah Healy on the track, finishing in 11th place, in 4:09.78, in her first Olympics

 

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Heat 1 Results

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Heat 3 Results

 

200m Women

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Phil Healy crosses the finish line in the Women's 200m

There was no joy for Phil Healy, Bandon AC, in Heat 6 of the 200m, finishing 5th, in a Season's Best of 23,21 sec. This was Phil's third race in four days, with the 400m still to come tomorrow.  Besides being an Olympic Finalish, in the Mixed 4x400m, Phil is the first Irish Olympic athletics athlete to qualify in three events.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 1 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 2 Summary

 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 3 Summary

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland



Day 5 - Tuesday August 3rd

 

Irish In Action

1:05am (1500m Heats): Andrew Coscoran

1:45am (400m Heats): Phil Healy

3:05am (200m Heats): Marcus Lawler, Leon Reid

 

Start TimeLocationEvent
Session 10  1:00 - 4:35
1:00 Olympic Stadium - Triple Jump A
1:00 Olympic Stadium - Triple Jump B
1:05 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:16 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:20 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
1:27 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:45 Olympic Stadium - Track
1:53 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:01 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:09 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:17 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:25 Olympic Stadium - Track
2:50 Olympic Stadium - Long Jump A
2:50 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
3:05 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:13 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:21 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:29 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:37 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:45 Olympic Stadium - Track
3:53 Olympic Stadium - Track
4:20 Olympic Stadium - Track
Session 11  11:00 - 13:55
11:10 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:15 Olympic Stadium - Shot Put A
11:18 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:20 Olympic Stadium - Pole Vault A
11:26 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:34 Olympic Stadium - Track
11:42 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:00 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:20 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:35 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
12:40 Olympic Stadium - Shot Put B
12:50 Olympic Stadium - Track
12:58 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:06 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:25 Olympic Stadium - Track
13:50 Olympic Stadium - Track

 

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 2 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 2 Summary

Saturday July 31st

 

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Startlists & Reports

 

 

800m - Mark English

First on the track for Ireland today was Mark English who finished fourth in Heat 5 of the Mens 800m, outside of the qualification spots

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100mH - Sarah Lavin

Sarah Lavin ran 13.16 secs, for 7th place  in Heat 2 of the Womens 110mH. This was Sarah's second fastest time ever, but wasn't enough for her to progress

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13:35pm Today - Mixed 4x400m Final: Ireland

Ireland's Mixed 4x400m Relay Team run in the Olympic Final, at 13:35

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Startlist & Lane Draw

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Ireland are now drawn in Lane 1

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Results of 2020 Olympics 4x400m Mixed Relay Final

Ireland produced another gutsy performance today, and finished in 8th position, in 3:15.04. Well done to our quartet, who ran in Ireland's first ever Olympic Relay Final

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Ireland's Mixed 4x400m Relay Team

Video - Enjoy before its Blocked!

 

Athletics Ireland Day 2 Summary

Saturday 31st – Tokyo 2020 Report

It was a historic afternoon for Irish athletics with the Irish team of Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers AC), Chris O'Donnell (North Sligo AC), Phil Healy (Bandon AC), and Sophie Becker (Raheny Shamrock AC) becoming Ireland's first ever relay team to race in an Olympic final in the mixed 4 x 400m medal decider.

The Irish team who would ultimately finish in 8th place produced another superb performance, posting the second fastest ever time by an Irish mixed 4 x 400m team (second only to yesterday's national record) to round out an incredible two days for the team.

Cillin Green led Ireland out from the gun in lane 1 and picked up Baker from GB in lane 2 as he handed over to Phil Healy for the second leg.

The Bandon athlete maintained position as she handed over to Becker in what was another historic milestone, with both women becoming only the 8th and 9th Irish females to compete in an Olympic track final.

Becker safely transitioned the baton to O'Donnell who took to the final leg in 8th place where he ran hard to try reel in the Jamaican athlete in 7th.

O'Donnell gave his all but was just pipped to 7th as he crossed the line for 3:15.04 and an 8th place finish at an Olympic Games.

The medals would go the way of:

    1 Poland 3:09.87 - OR
    2 Dominican Republic 3:10.21 - NR
    3 United States of America 3:10.22 - SB

The breakthrough performances over the last two days bring to an end a stunning season for the relay teams and will no doubt inspire future success in the discipline.

A special word must go to Robert McDonnell (Galway City Harriers AC) and Cliodhna Manning (Kilkenny City Harriers) who were also part of the relay squad in Tokyo and were a key part in pushing the team to this Olympic final.

 

Morning Session

Mark English (Finn Valley AC) was first of the Irish in action this morning in the heats of the 800m where he just missed out on progressing to the semi-final stage after finishing 4th.

It was a physical race from the gun which made getting a leading position difficult. The opening lap was dramatic in itself with English battling with the French runner Benjamin Robert for track position in the opening 200m before the Dominican Republic runner Dennick Luke fell to the ground as the pace began to quicken.

The Finn Valley AC athlete crossed the line in 1:46.75, which was just 0.16 seconds behind Polish runner Patryk Dobek for the 3rd automatic qualifying spot.

Post-race English said: "Coming into the year, my two goals were to qualify for the Olympics, and get a new Irish record, and I did that."

Although disappointed at not making the semi-final stage, English can still look back on a fantastic season which saw him break both the indoor and outdoor 800m records on his way to qualifying for an Olympic Games.

Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC) was also one of the early starters this morning, going in the heats of the 100m hurdles.

Lavin put in a brilliant performance to run the second fastest race of her life (13.16), but her 7th place finish was not enough to see her progress to the next round. It was a stacked heat with USA's Kendra Harrison winning in 12.74 seconds.

Lavin can take much from her experience and from her superb season which has seen her break that sub 13 seconds mark in a new PB of 12.95PB earlier this season.

There will be no doubt be further sub 13 performances to come for the Limerick athlete over the next 3 years.

Speaking to RTE, she commented: “…. I wasn't here five years ago, and I'll be here in three years, hopefully. Obviously, I want to go further than the heats."

 

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland



Day 3 - Sunday August 1st

Irish In Action

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 1 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 1 Summary

 

 

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Womens 800m

Louise Shanahan Fastest as Irish Bow Out

 

Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC, was fastest of the three Irish women in last night's 800m heats, but, like Nadia Power, DCH AC, and Siofra Cléirigh Buttner, was unable to progress, with all three finishing 7th in their respective heats.

 

Womens 800m - Heat 2 

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Results of 800m Heat 2

Nadia Power was first of the Irish on track at these Olympics, going in Heat 2 of 6, where she finished 7th in 2:03.74. Nadia was in 5th place along the back straight, but, when the pack went for home, Nadia appeared unable to change gears, and slipped back

 

 

Womens 800m - Heat 3

 

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Results of 800m Heat 3

 

Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC, was next up, in Heat 3, and also finished in 7th place, in 2:03.57, the fastest of the three Irish women. Louise was still with the pack at the bell, in 62 sec, and went into 5th place on the back straight, while the pack was still together.

 

Womens 800m - Heat 4

 

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Results of 800m Heat 4

Siofra Cléirigh Buttner was the last of the three Irish women to go, in Heat 4, where she also finished 7th, in 2:04.62

 

 


Mens 400m Hurdles - Heat 2

Thomas Barr Qualifies Automatically in Second Place

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Results of 400mH Heat 3

 

Thomas Barr qualifies in second place, in 49:02 secs, behind World Champion, Norwegian Karsten Warholm,, who won in 48.65 secs. Thomas was third coming into the finishing straight, but produced his trade-mark finish to take second place

 

4x400m Heat 1

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Ireland Qualify for Mixed 4x400m Final

Ireland's mixed 4x400m team of Cillin Greene, Phil Healy (Bandon AC), Sophie Becker and Chris O'Donnell set a new Irish record of 3:12.88, to finish second and qualify automatically for tomorrow night's final.
Ireland finished in 4th place, but red hot favouurites USA were DQ'd, along with Dominican Republic

 

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Irish Splits

 

 

Athletics Ireland Report on Athletics Day 1

Friday 30th – Tokyo 2020 Report

Ireland second largest ever Olympic team (athletics) started their Tokyo quests in the early hours of this morning (Friday July 30th).


The Irish Women’s 800m division has given Irish athletics fans some of the biggest highlights on the track over the past 16 months and Tokyo trio of Nadia Power, Louise Shanahan, and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, who have been to the fore in bringing the division to a new level, were the first to take to the Olympic Stadium track for the 800m heats.


Nadia Power (Dublin City Harriers AC) was first of the three to make her Olympic debut, finishing in 7th place in her heat in a time of 2.03.74 which was not enough to progress to the semi-finals.


Power has enjoyed a phenomenal two years of progress on the indoor and outdoor circuit which saw her smash the Irish 800m indoor record earlier this year. Power will take a great deal from her Olympic experience and will no doubt be setting her sights even higher over the next 3 years.


Louise Shanahan (Leevale AC) went in the third of the 800m heats and put herself well in position at the bell, only to lose touch with the leading pack as the race turned into a burnup in the final 250m. Shanahan crossed the line in 7th place in a time of 2.03.57 to round out a stunning season which concluded with her earning her first green singlet (senior) at an Olympic Games on the back of a brilliant national championship winning performance.


Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dundrum South Dublin AC) was the last of the 800m trio in action. The DSD athlete raced towards the rear of the leading pack and was boxed in approaching the bell as the pace of the race began to increase. Buttner would cross the line in 7th place in a time of 2.04.62, finishing off a season which saw her break the national indoor record in a year to remember for Irish 800m running.


Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC), who finished in 4th place at the Olympics in Rio was back mixing it with the best in the heats of the 400m Hurdles. Barr ran powerfully down the home-straight to claim second place and an automatic qualifying spot in 49.02 which will see him claim a favourable lane for the semi-final on Sunday.


Barr was joined in Heat 3 by World record holder Karsten Warholm (NOR) who would go on to cross the line in first place in 48.65.

Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland



Day 2 - Saturday July 31st

Irish In Action

1:50am (800m Heats): Mark English


2:45am (100m Hurdles Heats): Sarah Lavin

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday

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