Ireland's Patience Jumbo-Gula set a championship record of 11.59 as she booked her place in tomorrow's 100 m final of the European Athletics U18 Championships in Hungary.
Having won her heat earlier today, Jumbo-Gula was a clear winner in the second of the three semi-final heats. In the same event Gina Akpe-Moses took the silver medal in two years ago in Tbilisi, Jumbo-Gula will be a real contender in tomorrow's final.
Only 16-years-old, Jumbo-Gula runs for the St. Gerard's club in Dundalk. You can watch her convincing semi-final win below.
Jumbo-Gula's record-breaking 11.59 was surpassed shortly thereafter by Great Britain's Cassie-Ann Pemberton, who ran a wind-aided 11.56.
Earlier this afternoon, Jumbo-Gula spoke after winning her heat; making the claim that "Irish sprinting is the best it has ever been." You can watch that earlier interview below.
"I think Irish sprinting is the best it's ever been!"@Patience_Jumbo is part of a crop of up-and-coming Irish sprinters and she eased through to the 100m semifinals in 11.80 against a strong headwind. pic.twitter.com/cDLRJebpuT
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