After a few years of injury, Ciara Mageean from Partoferry in Co.Down was in action today in the final of the womens 1500m at the European Athletics Championships. In what was a slow tactical race, Ciara put in a blistering final 100m to pass others to take the Bronze medal.
She is now clearly one of the top European 1500m athletes and still only 24 years old. What a talent!Ciara Mageean's lung-busting run to clinch bronze (and very nearly silver) at the European Championships. #RTEsporthttps://t.co/qw4H51jjcN— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) July 10, 2016
Post race interview with Will Downing...
Irish Medallists at the European Athletics Championships...
1958 Ronnie Delany BRONZE 1500m
1969 Frank Murphy SILVER 1500m
1978 Eamonn Coghlan SILVER 1500m
1994 Sonia O'Sullivan GOLD 3000m
1998 Sonia O'Sullivan GOLD 10,000m
1998 Sonia O'Sullivan GOLD 5000m
1998 Mark Carroll BRONZE 5000m
2002 Sonia O'Sullivan SILVER 5000m
2002 Sonia O'Sullivan SILVER 10,000m
2006 Derval O’Rourke SILVER 100m Hurdles
2010 Derval O’Rourke SILVER 100m Hurdles
2010 Robert Heffernan BRONZE 20km Walk
2014 Mark English BRONZE 800m
2016 Ciara Mageean BRONZE 1500m