A young Irish female athlete won a second sprinting medal of note in less than a week on Tuesday.
After the 18-year-old Gina Akpe-Moses won 100m gold at the European U20 Championships on Friday, her former club mate claimed 100m bronze at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Hungary.
Patience Jumbo-Gula of St. Gerards AC in Dundalk ran 11.59, with the aid of a strong wind, to finish third behind Mike Bisschops of the Netherlands and Emese Takacs of Hungary.
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Though her time in the final was not legal due to the wind, the 16-year-old did run two PBs in the previous rounds.
In her semi-final, Jumbo-Gula ran 11.74. That was good enough to make her the 20th fastest Irish woman ever - a remarkable considering she just recently turned 16.
Stats via tilastopaja.org
Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile