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Cotter Wins Bronze And Irish Women U23 Team Silver At Euro Cross Country Champs

Cotter Wins Bronze And Irish Women U23 Team Silver At Euro Cross Country Champs

Stephanie Cotter won Ireland's second individual medal of the European Cross Country Championships when she finished third in the U23 race in Lisbon.

Earlier in the morning, Efrem Gidey won bronze in the junior race on his international debut for Ireland.

The 20-year-old Cotter, who hails from Cork, won bronze in 21:15 behind silver medallist Jasmijn Lau of the Netherlands and winner Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark.

The Irish women also won team silver in the U23 race. Eilish Flanagan placed ninth while her twin, Roisin, finished 17th.

Netherlands took gold in the team event while Great Britain and Northern Ireland won bronze.

The two Flanagans, along with Cotter, are all on scholarship at Adam State University in Colorado.

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At the NCAA Division Two Cross Country Championships in Sacramento last month, Cotter won gold while Eilish Flanagan took silver and Roisin Flanagan bronze.

Top photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

See Also: Ireland's Efrem Gidey Wins U20 Bronze At Euro Cross Country Championships

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