The Irish 4x100m team of Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula have secured a silver medal after a brilliant performance at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
The result marks Ireland's first ever relay medal at the championships and is the latest successful venture in the blossoming story that is underage Irish athletics.
They’ve only gone and done it! Fantastic run in the 4x100 relay. 43.90 for @RunMollyRun13, @GinaAkpeMoses, @ciara_nev100 and @Patience_Jumbo.
Incredible pace from Patience at the end!
What a team, what a day! ?? #HerSport #HerAthletics https://t.co/CHGnfM7f9V pic.twitter.com/HWlCaNt1o1
— HerSport (@HerSportDotIE) July 14, 2018
Molly Scott had started brightly and approached the last change Ireland were in a promising position. However, there was a delay with change over yet Patience Jumbo-Gula powered home and almost caught the German team before the line.
Silver!!!! Second in the world for the 4x1 relay team #iaafworlds
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) July 14, 2018
What a finish...SILVER 🥈!! Ireland were coming like a train! History is made! Congrats to the Irish Women’s 4x100m Relay team! Global medalists #IAAFTampere2018
— David Gillick (@DavidGillick) July 14, 2018
Four heroes, plus a fifth - Rhasidat Adeleke - on the sidelines.
Amazing result for Irish athletics, for Irish sport, for Ireland. pic.twitter.com/jMjkizH6vL
— Cathal Dennehy (@Cathal_Dennehy) July 14, 2018
So so so proud of this team ☘️ pic.twitter.com/AvrgBT6S22
— Derval O'Rourke (@DervalORourke) July 14, 2018
Prior to today's race, Ireland have won just two medals in the history of the World U20 Championships. Speaking on commentary, Derval O'Rourke hailed the monumental achievement.
These Irish girls have made history. Incredible! Under all the pressure they had coming in here. Absolutely outstanding.