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European Championships: Eire

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European Championships: Eire

Reid completed second within the first semi-final and simply 0.05 seconds off Turkey’s world champion Ramil Guliyev

Leon Reid placed on a powerful show to safe his spot within the 200m last on the European Championships in Berlin.

Eire’s Reid ran 20.38 to complete simply 0.05 seconds behind Turkey’s world champion Ramil Guliyev within the first semi-final on Wednesday night time.

It was a notably composed show from an athlete making his Irish debut, having solely been cleared by the IAAF to characterize the nation of his mom’s start final week

The 200m last is on Thursday night time.

Reid’s effort in Berlin was simply eleven hundredths of a second off his private greatest, which he set on the way in which to ending third finally month’s British Championships.

“It means every thing. After I put the inexperienced vest on it is like placing on an excellent swimsuit,” Reid instructed RTÉ.

“I do not need to take it off proper now however we’ll prepare and go once more tomorrow, even quicker.”

The Tub-born sprinter, together with the likes of Guliyev, Volko and British duo Adam Gemili and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, didn’t need to run within the first spherical due to his rating.

Emma Mitchell represented Northern Eire at this yr’s Commonwealth Video games

Mitchell in motion in ladies’s 10,000m

Reid’s Commonwealth Video games team-mate Emma Mitchell completed 18th within the 10,000m last amid extraordinarily humid circumstances in Berlin.

The Banbridge lady recorded a time of 34:08.61, significantly slower than her private greatest and Northern Eire file of 32:49.91 which got here on the Commonwealth Video games in Gold Coast.

In different athletics information, Northern Eire athletes Ben Reynolds and Laura Graham have pulled out of their occasions in Berlin.

110m hurdler Reynolds will miss Thursday’s first-round heats due to a decrease again drawback whereas an Achilles damage will stop Graham from competing in Sunday’s ladies’s marathon.

McSharry unable to succeed in 50m breaststroke last

Sligo swimmer Mona McSharry didn’t qualify for the ladies’s 50m breaststroke last in Glasgow as a time of 31.45 seconds noticed her end sixth within the first semi-final.

McSharry’s earlier qualifying time of 31.09 had steered that she could also be in rivalry for a last berth nevertheless she was unable to make the highest eight in a robust discipline.

Cookstown man Calum Bain and his Irish team-mate Robbie Powell each exited within the 50m freestyle with Brendan Hyland bowing out of the 100m butterfly.

Bain clocked 23.11 to complete eighth in a top quality warmth with championship debutant Powell timed at 23.35 in his qualifier.

Hyland, who set a brand new Irish 200m butterfly file earlier within the championships, completed seventh in his 100m warmth in 53.37.

Additionally within the water, Irish diver Tanya Watson, who is simply 16, completed a powerful seventh within the ladies’s 10-metre last on her senior championship debut for Eire.

Irish pair Michael Hoey and Neil O’Briain misplaced 2&1 to Italy of their Group B four-ball at Gleneagles. The identical duo tackle Nice Britain’s Connor Syme and Liam Johnston on Thursday.

In biking, a puncture in her last 300 metres noticed Ballymena lady Eileen Burns lose within the area of 40 seconds as completed 21st within the ladies’s time trial – two locations and three seconds behind her Eire team-mate Kelly Murphy.

Fearing that her disc again wheel would utterly disintegrate, Burns slowed dramatically within the closing metres after being the primary competitor out on the 32.3km course.

Within the males’s time trial, final yr’s European silver medallist Ryan Mullen was 13 seconds away from a bronze as he completed a creditable sixth as team-mate Eddie Dunbar completed 28th.

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