News – GB – Healy into the European final as an Irish trio book Semi Spots


The Cork woman got off to a strong start, challenging early pacemaker Amarachi Pipi from Great Britain before finishing in 52 years, 41 seconds when she left Romanian Andrea Miklos behind by just thousands of seconds to win the evening race

Her strong semifinals followed a formidable performance in the morning’s heats that had dominated her for 52 years, just a second off her personal best, making her the fastest qualifier for the semifinals

Healy spoke to RTÉ Sport after reaching the final and said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. I didn’t make it to the bell, but when I got down 300 I knew I would take [pee] and then come around the corner I said: “I qualify for this final, there is no other way ‘”

Regarding her prospect for Saturday’s final, Healy added that she would get in without too much pressure

“Getting to the finals is a bonus and as Paul Robinson said,” If there is no pressure you are dangerous, if you have nothing to lose you are dangerous, “she said

“So I’ll go out there and give it my all and I’m just thrilled to be in the final. But it’s not over just because I got into a final. I’ll go out there and give it all I have”

On the 800 m, Nadia Power comfortably reached the semifinals of her event with a composed second place in her afternoon heat

Power never seemed in danger of missing a top 3 finish and ran a time of 2: 0316

A comfortable second and place in tomorrow’s 800 meter semifinals for Nadia Power after 2: 0316 in her heat # Torun2021 BildTwittercom / srm02RZgtg

The English-born Donegal survived a stumble in the last corner in his heat and came home in a time of 1:49 in third place79, behind Patryk Dobek from Poland and the Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse

Mark English survived a stumble to reach the semi-finals of the 800 m at the Indoor European Championships # torun2021 picTwittercom / 3Y4oVar3BV

Longford teenager McPhillips drew attention to his talent in a composed performance when he finished second in 1:49 in his heat98, just off the line of Spaniard Mariano Garcia

Cian McPhillips, only 18 years old, reached the semi-finals of the 800 m at the Indoor European Championships # torun2021 picTwittercom / ShLpAudhzk

after a controlled run in the heats

“It didn’t go as planned I was hoping to be on the shoulder of the leader and the start went faster than expected, but I’m happy to be back,” said McPhillips

“I knew I had to move because I was falling back and I knew the guys in front of me had good kicks I had to be up there and push on them and luckily a gap opened up and I could pull in”

Cian McPhillips looks back on his big run over 800 m at the European Indoor Championships # torun2021 picTwittercom / Cqwtm2wOWe

John Fitzsimons of Kildare missed the final after finishing fifth in 1:5100 in Heat 4.03 seconds from third in qualifying

Andrew Coscoran and Paul Robinson were involved in the men’s 1500m final in the last event of the night

The Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins the 1500 m at the Indoor European Championships in an impressive way, with the Irishman Andrew Coscoran seventh and Paul Robinson tenth # torun2021 picTwittercom / dIdoMoJfBk

The Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who crossed the finish line first, was initially disqualified after the race, which meant that the Pole Marcin Lewandowski was temporarily on home soil ahead of the Spanish duo Jesus Gomez and Ignacio Fontes, who took silver and bronze was promoted to gold

Ingebrigtsen’s victory, however, was later reinstated as a gold medalist, with Lewandowski, Gomez and Fontes subsequently losing a place

Becker finished fifth out of the six athletes in her run and showed a good performance to keep her pace and land in third place with a time of 5331

However, since only the first two of each run qualified automatically, it wasn’t fast enough to emerge as one of the fastest losers

In the earlier 800m runs, Síofra Cléirigh Buttner was unable to make any progress after finishing fourth just outside the three automatic qualifiers

Cléirigh Buttner was in a strategic race where the pace was quite slow for the first 400 meters In the last lap she was badly positioned on the inside and could not get past the Spaniard Daniela Garcia for this last place

Georgie Hartigan also finished fourth in her later run and missed a place in the semifinals when she ran 2:04 in Torun

Hartigan, another good performance by the Irish athlete, led into the final stages before eventual winner Christina Herring took control of the race and was unable to overtake Sara Kuivisto in third on the last straight

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News – GB – Healy reaches the European final as the semi-final of the Irish trio