BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS

first_imgDONEGAL athletics is celebrating this evening after Letterkenny athlete Ruairi Finnegan took GOLD in the Under-18 Youth Olympics in Turkey earlier today.The St Eunan’s College runner led from the front in the 1,500M final and came home in a fantastic time of 3:53:80 making him the fastest runner at this level on the planet.And there are hopes tomorrow for Donegal Town’s Karl Griffin who is through to tomorrow’s 800M Final as the fastest runner. Managed by Bernie Alcorn the results are a fantastic boost for athletics in the county.Ireland senior team manager Patsy McGonagle today paid tribute to both Ruairi and Karl.“This is a superb achievement for Ruairi; to win gold in that heat and to lead from start to finish was superb,” said Patsy.“This is also great news for Karl and we will all have high hopes for him tomorrow. “Such results are a testament to the up and coming athletes Donegal has produced in recent times.”OFFICIAL RESULT:RANKBIBNAME & SURNAMENOCBORN RESULTS1 302Ruairi FINNEGANIRL14 JUL 1994 3:53.78 2330Samuele DINIITA02 OCT 1994 3:54.45 3219James LAMSWOODGBR24 SEP 1994 3:55.02 4472Jan PETRACSLO04 JUL 1994 3:55.66 PB5420Joao CRUZPOR12 APR 1994 3:57.47 PB6538Mustafa KOCATEPETUR18 DEC 1994 3:57.93 SB7390Jorijn DE MARENED28 JAN 1994 3:58.62 8436Ilie Bogdan MACOVEIROU26 JUL 1995 3:58.79 PB941Isaac KIMELIBEL09 MAR 1994 3:58.80 PB10483Nemanja KOJICSRB09 JUN 1994 3:59.15 1195Ivan MALICCRO13 NOV 1995 4:01.52 12318Omer ALMOGISR04 JAN 1994 4:05.18 1317Dominik STADLMANNAUT04 JUN 1995 4:05.22 PB14378Bob BERTEMESLUX15 MAR 1994 4:10.08 15135Marc ALCALAESP07 NOV 1994 4:BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Townkarl griffinletterkennyruairi finneganlast_img read more