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Tough Conditions for Phil Healy and Michelle Finn at Universiade Finals

Phil Healy and Michelle Finn Run in 200m and 3k Steeplechase

2017 World University Games

Taipei, Taiwan

Saturday August 26th 2017

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Phil Healy finishes 7th in Womens 200m Final

Weather conditions were tough in Taipei for today's athletics, with temperatures hitting 30C and 72% humidity. Winds outside the stadium were 27kph, but, trackside, the womens 200m had a -1.4m/s headwind.  The video below mentions "pandemonium" before the start of the womens 200m, but it isn't clear what gave rise to this or whather it had any effect on the race.

Phil started well and was in the Silver medal position coming out of the bend but the other girls came through, with Phil placing 7th in 23.81secs, in a group finish


Video - Womens 200m Final


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Womens 3000m Steeplechase Final

Michelle Finn finished in 14th place, in 10:40.06, in what appears to have been a remarkable steeplechase final.  The winning time of 9:51.27 would seem to have been an achieveable time for all the athletes.  Eventaul Bronze medalist, Ozlem Kaya led the field through the first 1,000m in 3:17.26, while winner, Tugba Guvenic brought them through 2,000m in 6:36.82.  These times would seem to indicate pretty even running throughout for the front runners, however is is remarkable that none of the field, outside of the three medalists, broke 10 minutes. The weatherconditions clearly had a very detrimental effect on performances.

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2017 World University Games Schedule & Results

Irish Universiade Athletics Programme

23rd August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Marcus Lawler 100m Heats 03:30
  Niamh Whelan 100m Heats 04:40
  Kevin Kelly 1500m Heats 12:05 noon
  Emma Mitchell 10,000m Final 12:45 noon
24th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Paul Byrne 400m Hurdles Heats 03:30
  Michelle Finn 3,000m Steeplechase Heats 04:45
25th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Sarah Lavin 100m Hurdles Heats 02:30
  Philomena Healy 200m Heats 03:15
  Marcus Lawler 200m Heats 04:15
  Emma Mitchell 5,000m Heats 13:30/13:55
  Shona Heaslip 5,000m Heats 13:30/13:55
26th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Cian McManamon 20km Racewalk Final 02:00
  Mark English 800m Heats 04:05
  Matthew Bergin 5,000m Heats 14:10/14:35

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