Ireland Wins Gold in Mixed Relay at European Championships

Ireland’s mixed relay team triumphed at the European Athletics Championships in Rome, securing gold in the 4x400m relay with a record-breaking time of 3:09.92 minutes. The team, consisting of Chris O’Donnell, Rhasidat Adeleke, Thomas Barr, and Sharlene Mawdsley, not only clinched the top spot but also set new national and European championship records with their remarkable performance.

Italy claimed the silver medal, finishing with a time of 3:10.69, while the Netherlands took bronze, crossing the line at 3:10.73. Ireland’s finish was just one second shy of the world record, underscoring the team’s outstanding effort.

This victory marks a significant milestone for Ireland, as it is the country’s first gold medal at the European Athletics Championships since 1998, when Sonia O’Sullivan won gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m events. It is also only the second gold medal in Ireland’s Championship history.

The team’s achievement brings immense pride and joy to Ireland, highlighting their dedication and excellence on the European stage.4o

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