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Ireland's Sarah Healy Destroys Field To Win 1500m GOLD At Euro Youth Olympics

Ireland's Sarah Healy Destroys Field To Win 1500m GOLD At Euro Youth Olympics

Ireland's Sarah Healy won gold in the 1500m at the European Youth Olympics in Hungary on Saturday afternoon.

Healy, who is from Monkstown, ran a personal best of 4:19.85 as she demolished the field.

After taking the bell in the lead, Healy powered away from the opposition on the back straight, never letting up even as the finish line approached with a 30m lead.

She finished well ahead of Kazimierska Klaudia of Poland in second and Austria’s Anna Baumgartner in third.

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It is Ireland's first gold medal of the festival and sixth medal overall.

Five of those medals have come in athletics, the other in the cycling time trial.

Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

See Also: Tallaght Teenager Wins 200m Silver For Ireland At European Youth Olympics

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