DELIGHT AS DONEGAL MAN QUALIFIES FOR LONDON OLYMPICS

DELIGHT AS DONEGAL MAN QUALIFIES FOR LONDON OLYMPICS

first_imgATHLETICS supporters in the county are celebrating again after Letterkenny’s Brendan Boyce today qualified to compete in the London Olympics next summer.He achieved the Olympic qualification standard in the 50km walk in Nuamburg, Germany.Brendan achieved a personal best of 3:57.58 to finish sixth – more than a minute inside the qualification standard of 3:59.00 – and achieve the standard for his first Olympic Games. The Donegal man had achieved the B standard for the World Championships but he choose to compete in the 20km Walk at the World University Games where he finished 15th.Fellow Irishman Robert Heffernan, from Togher AC, finished second in 3:49.30, which follows on from the personal best he set at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in La Coruna last Saturday in the 10km walk, where he finished sixth in 39.19 minutes.There was heartbreak for another Irish walker Colin Griffin (Ballinamore AC), who was disqualified at 48km mark when he was comfortably on track to achieve the qualification standard.DELIGHT AS DONEGAL MAN QUALIFIES FOR LONDON OLYMPICS was last modified: September 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img

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