Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Schedule for Irish athletes at the Youth Olympic Games in China - 20th-24th Aug 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Schedule for Irish athletes at the Youth Olympic Games in China - 20th-24th Aug 2014

A team of five Irish athletes are traveling to Nanjing in China for the Youth Olympic Games with the athletics programme starting on Wednesday the 20th of August.

L-R...Michaela Walsh, Roseanna McGuckian, Eoin Sheridan, Adam King & Louise Shanahan
This is the schedule for the 5 Irish athletes...(Updated Sun 24th Aug @9:23pm)

Louise Shanahan of Leevale AC - 800m
Wed 20th...Heat 1 @14:15 Irish time...Louise finishes 2nd in the 1st heat in a seasons best time of 2:09.58. As one of the fastest finishers, she goes through to the final.

Sat 23rd...Final A...Louise runs a new personal best time of 2:08.29 to finish 6th in the A final.

Adam King of Iveragh AC - Hammer
Thurs 21st...Qualifying Round...In the qualifying round, Adam King threw a new personal best of 71.91 metres and finished 8th out of 15. The 8 shown below including Adam go through to the 'A' final.

Sun 24th...Final A...Adam King finishes in a very credible 8th place in the A final of the Youth Olympics. He came within 42 cms of his PB which he threw a few days earlier.

Additional info...
Article from the Irish Examiner on Adam King...19th Aug 2014

Eoin Sheridan of North Westmeath AC - Discus

Wed 20th...Qualifying Round @13:20 Irish time...Eoin finished 12th in the qualifying round with a throw of 53.63m. His personal and seasons best was 58.44m. Eoin goes through to the B final.

Sat 23rd...Final B...Eoin finished 5th in the B final for the discus. Unfortunately he was some bit short of his seasons best and PB of 58.44m.

Michaela Walsh of Swinford AC - Shot Put
Thurs 21st...Qualifying Round...With just 8 out of the 15 in the qualifying round to go through to the 'A' final, Michaela Walsh managed a new PB in her final effort to secure her place.

Sun 24th...Final A...In the A final, Michaela Walsh improved on her previous best set a few days ago with a new PB of 15.69m. She finished a very credible 6th at the Youth Olympics.

Roseanna McGuckian of City of Lisburn AC - 200m
Fri 22nd...Heats...As you can see below, Roseanna finished 3rd in heat #2.  There were 4 faster than her in heat 1 and 3 faster in heat 2 so as 10th fastest, she goes through to the B final. Her seasons best and personal best is 24.38 which if reproduced would have been 4th fastest on the day.

Sun 24th...Final B...Roseanna finished 3rd in the B final with a time of 25.15s.

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