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European Championships: Leon Reid to concentrate on 200m and will run 4x400m relay

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European Championships: Leon Reid to concentrate on 200m and will run 4x400m relay

Leon Reid received European medals at junior and under-23 degree for Britain

Leon Reid’s Eire debut on the European Championships will likely be in Wednesday’s night’s 200m semi-finals after he opted out of the 100m.

After being cleared to run for Ireland by the IAAF, Reid will think about his specialist 200m and he can also compete within the 4x400m relay.

Reid’s rating means he receives a bye from Wednesday morning’s 200m heats the place team-mate Marcus Lawler will run.

Adam McMullen is among the many Irish athletes in motion on Monday.

The county Londonderry lengthy jumper goes within the qualification spherical for his occasion at 15:35 BST with Phil Healy and Gina Akpe-Moses competing within the 100m heats which begin at 16:45.

McMullen is constant his makes an attempt to attain eight metres after leaping 7.99m indoors earlier this 12 months.

The Belfast-based athlete was upset together with his Commonwealth Video games efficiency as his greatest mark of seven.66m noticed him lacking out on a last spot.

His greatest mark open air this summer time is a 7.88m and he’ll most likely want to leap past that to safe a spot in Wednesday night’s last.

After working an Irish report of 11.28 seconds this season, Cork girl Healy seems able to qualifying for Tuesday night’s semi-finals.

Final season’s European Junior 100m champion Akpe-Moses is making his senior championship debut, after profitable the Irish title final weekend, and will likely be seeking to get someplace close to to her private better of 11.46.

Belfast man Stephen Scullion will likely be among the many Irish contingent in motion on Tuesday when he competes within the 10,000m last.

BBC Sport – Athletics

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