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Watch: Two Irish Sprinters Make The 100m Final At The U20 European Championships

Cian Roche
By Cian Roche
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Now this is something you really don't see everyday.

Ireland will have not one but two(!) sprinters in the final of a 100m sprint on Friday afternoon. Gina Akpe-Moses and Ciara Neville produced stunning runs in their U20 European Championship semi-finals today to book their place in tomorrow's final.

Akpe-Moses finished second in her heat to secure automatic qualification, while Neville progressed with a third placed finish of 11.79.


Not since Patricia Amond and Michelle Walsh in 1979 have Ireland had two runners in the final of  a European U20 100m final.

Ciara Neville


Gina Akpe-Moses


The pair spoke to Athletics Ireland official Twitter account after the race and Neville admitted she was still perfecting her form.


I have been in good shape and I know from my training that I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm just disappointed I couldn't show that in the race.

I'm delighted to get the opportunity.

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