European Athletics Championships: Israel Olatunde sets new Irish record in 100m final

Olatunde was the first Irish athlete to ever reach a major championship 100m decider over the flat
European Athletics Championships: Israel Olatunde sets new Irish record in 100m final

Will Downing

Israel Olatunde has set a new Irish 100m record in finishing sixth in the European Championships Final in Munich.

Olatunde dipped in 10.17 seconds, breaking the 15-year-old mark of Paul Hession, set at the European Cup in Vaasa in 2007.

The UCD sprinter, on the books of Dun Dealgan AC for a long time and the first ever Irish athlete to reach a senior Championship athletics 100m final, celebrated with the tricolour on the famous Olympic Stadium track when his time came up.

Olympic champion Lamont Jacobs took gold in a Championship-record equalling 9.95 seconds, ahead of outgoing champion Zharnel Hughes in second (10.00) with fellow British athlete Jeremiah Azu of Wales third.

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