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Phil Healy is European Athletics Athlete of the Month for January 2018

Bandon AC's Phil Healy is European Athletics Athlete of the Month for January 2018

phil healy european athlete of the month january 2018


Phil Healy, Bandon AC, has been elected European Athletics Female Athlete of the Month for January 2018, following a social media vote by European Athletics, with voting taking place across the European Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter pages over the last five days.

Full voting information isn't available, however, according to European Athletics, Phil was a clear winner, amassing approx. 2,000 votes, and the following information was gleaned from the voting site.  Thanks to all the Cork Athletics supporters who 'came out in force' to help Phil's cause. It's not often we have an opportunity to vote for one of our own when choosing an athlete for such a prestigious award.

Athlete Country Re-Tweets Likes
Phil Healy Ireland 538 297
Laura Muir GB 117 48
Mariya Lasitskene Russia 92 54
Tatjana Pinto Germany 6 16
Alina Talay Belarus 3 2


Phil Healy was nominated for the award after she ran a 52.08 sec PB, when winning in Vienna, on Saturday January 27th, for another World Championship qualifying time, in a high quality field. She is now just 0.50 secs away from Karen Shinkin's 51.58 Irish record set in February 2002, Phil's previous indoor best was 53.15.  Her performance placed her at the top of the European 400m Indoor Rankings for 2018, however Swiss athlete Lea Springer has pushed Phil down a place since then.


european athletics senior women 400m rankings february 5th 2018



European Athletics website:

"On the women’s side, Healy dominated the social vote, tallying almost 2000 votes across Facebook and Twitter. The 23-year-old made a sizeable breakthrough in Vienna last month, improving her outright lifetime best over 400m from 53.15 to 52.08."

Phil Healy's Athlete Profile - European Athletics


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