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Cork Teen Breaks Irish U20 Long Jump Record, Qualifies For World Final

12 February 2022; Reece Ademola of Leevale AC, Cork, competing in the men's long jump during the AAI National Indoor Games & Indoor League Final at the National Indoor Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

By PJ Browne

Reece Ademola set a new Irish U20 long jump record as he qualified for the final at the World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia on Monday.

The 19-year-old Cork athlete jumped 7.76m in the opening round as he finished top of his qualifying group. He qualified fourth overall.

Ademola breaks Irish U20 long jump record

Alejandro Parada of Cuba (7.95m), Mattia Furlani of Italy (7.85m), and Erwan Konate of France (7.80m) were those to jump further than the Leevale teenager.

26 February 2022; Athletics Ireland President John Cronin, right, and Athletic's Ireland Performance Development Manager Jacqui Freyne with senior men's long jump medallists, Shane Howard of Bandon AC, Cork, gold, Reece Ademola of Leevale AC, Cork, silver, and Adam McMullen of Crusaders AC, Dublin, bronze, during day one of the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Athletics Championships at the National Indoor Arena at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The effort improved on Ademola's personal best of 7.68m which was set at the Cork City Sports in July, and it broke the previous Irish U20 record of 7.73m which was set by Ciaran McDonagh 27 years ago.

Ademola moves up to number four on the all-time Irish senior list. The Irish senior record of 8.07m was set by McDonagh in 2005.

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The long jump final gets underway at 10:16pm (Irish time) on Tuesday, August 2nd. The World U20 Championships are being streamed live on the World Athletics YouTube channel.

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See Also: Nick Griggs Spearheads Team Ireland At The World U20 Champs

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