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Ireland's young guns just keep winning as Healy stuns the field to take European 1500m gold

The girls 4x100m relay team also won bronze – Ireland’s sixth medal of the championships.
Jul 29th 2017, 4:01 PM 8,699 9

IRELAND’S SARAH HEALY stormed to gold in the 1500m final at the European Youth Olympics in Hungary earlier today.

The Blackrock Athletic Club runner put on a stellar performance and recorded a personal best of 4:19:85 in doing so.

Healy took the bell in the lead, and powered away from the field on the back straight, looking like she’d never be caught.

The 16-year-old finished in pole position with 30m to spare, and claimed Ireland’s first gold medal of the festival.

The girls 4x100m relay team added Ireland’s sixth medal, finishing an impressive third with a time of 46.38.

The quartet of Niamh Foley, Miriam Daly and sprint medalists Rhasidat Adekele (200m silver) and Patience Jumbo-Gula (100m bronze) secured Ireland’s third-ever relay medal at these championships, since its first edition in 1991.

Belgium won, while the Netherlands finished in second place.

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