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Three Cork Athletes Selected for World Under-20 Championships 2022

Three Cork Athletes Selected for World Under-20 T&F Championships

Cali, Colombia

August 1st - 6th 2022


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Lucy-May Sleeman, Leevale AC Reece Ademola, Leevale AC Nicola Tuthill, Bandon AC

Cork is well represented at next month's World Under-20 T&F Championships, in Cali, Colombia, with no less than three of the eight team members from Cork clubs - Two from Leevale AC; Lucy-May Sleeman and Reece Ademola, along with Nicola Tuthill, Bandon AC

Lucy-May Sleeman, Leevale AC, has been in flying form all season, unbeaten in her age group and Junior over 100m and 200m distances, has been selected to compete in both sprint events

Reece Ademola, Leevale AC, achieved the qualification standard, at Cork City Sports, with a 6.68m Long Jump. Last weekend he improved on that mark, when he set a new National Junior record with a 7.76m jump

Nicola Tuthill, Bandon AC, threw in the Junior Women's Hammer, last weekend, competing for the first time since March, having suffered an elbow injury at the European Throws Cup in Portugal, placing first in the event

Athletics Ireland Release

Athletics Ireland has confirmed the selection of eight athletes for the forthcoming World Athletics Under-20 T&F Championships, in Cali, Colombia, from August 1st to 6th

Many of these athletes have tasted success at European level on the track and cross country, but now face their biggest challenge so far, on the World stage

Nick Griggs Mid Ulster Mark Kirk 3000m
Callum Morgan Candour Track Club Mark Kirk 3000m
Dean Casey Ennis Track Club Pat Hogan 5000m
Oliver Swinney Speed Development Project Track Club Adam McMullen 100m
Reece Ademola Leevale Liz Coomey Long Jump
Lucy-May Sleeman Leevale John Naughton & John Corr 100m, 200m
Nicola Tuthill Bandon Killian Barry, Kevin Warner, Roland Korom Hammer
Lucy McGlynn Tír Chonaill Eamon Harvey 100mh, 400mh

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