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Disappointment for Olatunde in World Indoors

By ben :: Posted March 12, 2024

Disappointment for Olatunde in World Indoors

There was disappointment for Israel Olatunde at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow last Friday, after the Tallaght National sprint champion finished fourth in his 60m heat despite posting a season’s best time of 6.70.

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In a post-race interview he said, “The margins are so fine in the 60 meters, so not my day today but I’ll go away and come back stronger. This is a World Championships and I know I belong here. I want more, but days like this motivate me even more and I’m looking forward to my outdoor season”.

Elsewhere, Sean O’Donnell recorded a new personal best time of 7.02 when winning bronze in the U17 60m at the Essex and Eastern Indoor Track & Field Championships in London..

At the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone, Ailin Geraghty recorded a time of 52.19 when winning his 400m contest.

The previous Wednesday in the Senior women’s 60m sprint series 1 & 2, at the Athletics Ireland T&F Live Indoor competition in Abbotstown, Uche Disu recorded times of 8.22 and 7.95, Gloria Oigbochie 8.20 and 8.04, Joanna Shodipo 8.30 and 8.22, Nadislane Kabongo 8.34 and 8.31, Ellie Carruth 8.35 and 8.34, Olivia Tyrell a new personal best time of 8.96 in series 1, while Michelle Metcalfe recorded times of 8.88 and 8.90 and in the 200m contests she recorded a time of 30.17, while Sarah Doyle clocked 28.77.

Gabriella Azeez and Olivia Groome recorded times of 8.40 and 8.98 respectively in their U16 60m contests. In the Senior Men’s contests, Dubem Amah recorded a time of 7.19 in the series 1 60m contest and achieved a new personal best time of 7.10 in series 2, while Gilbert Kaletta recorded times of 7.42 and 7.44 in his contests, and Abdullahi Adeleke recorded times of 7.68 and 7.69.

There will be lots of support from club members in Tymon Park on Saturday when Cormac Dixon lines up at 2:20pm for the Senior 6000m contest at the National Schools Cross Country Championships.

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