Leon Reid: Commonwealth medallist now hopes for Olympic choice after Irish Championship win

Leon Reid: Commonwealth medallist now hopes for Olympic selection after Irish Championship win

Leon Reid is currently out on bail after denying drugs and firearms charges in the UK
Leon Reid earned a dominant victory within the 200m ultimate on the Irish Championships as his essential home rival Marcus Lawler might solely end third

Leon Reid superior his claims for Olympic Video games choice with a dominant 200m win on the Irish Championships and can now hope that his Tokyo spot is confirmed this week.

Reid, 26, is presently on bail after pleading not responsible to medication and firearms expenses in Bristol on 2 June.

Sunday’s win will consolidate his place contained in the Tokyo 200m qualifying spots.

However Reid must be nominated by Athletics Eire along with his place then ratified by Irish Olympic bosses.

English-based Reid, who needed to self isolate for 10 days to have the ability to race at Santry, held off his essential Irish home rival Marcus Lawler, who might solely end third, by clocking a season’s better of 20.79 seconds.

The 2018 Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist, who set his private better of 20.27 in 2018, completed 0.18 seconds forward of Raheny’s Mark Smyth with Carlow man Lawler, additionally inside an Olympic qualifying place going into the weekend, clocking 20.99.

Qualifying window closes on Tuesday

The bonus world rating factors out there on the nationwide championships ought to preserve Reid within the essential prime 56 positions with World Athletics’ qualifying window closing on Tuesday, after he went into the weekend in forty third spot.

Lawler’s Tokyo berth could possibly be in jeopardy, although, as he occupied forty ninth place within the Street to Tokyo listing heading into the nationwide championships and with others making an attempt to maneuver up the rankings as conferences proceed everywhere in the globe till Tuesday’s qualifying deadline.

On the identical theme, Donegal 800m athlete Mark English clocked 1:45.51 to complete third at a gathering in Leverkusen on Sunday which was once more simply exterior the Olympic normal of 1:45.20 after he went into the weekend simply contained in the Tokyo qualifying positions.

English has additionally entered Tuesday’s assembly in Barcelona as he cannot be sure that he has finished sufficient to safe his Tokyo spot beneath World Athletics’ rankings system.

Phil Healy holds off Rhasidat Adeleke to win a thrilling women's 200m
Phil Healy held off Rhasidat Adeleke to win an exciting girls’s 200m however was denied a brand new nationwide report by a marginal wind studying

Healy beats Adeleke in girls’s 200m thriller

The ladies’s 200m proved the race of the weekend at Santry with Phil Healy denied regaining the nationwide report by a wind studying simply over the authorized restrict after holding off Rhasidat Adeleke in a thriller.

Healy’s time of twenty-two.83 seconds left her 0.01 forward of the nationwide report holder however each occasions couldn’t be registered as private bests as Adeleke’s mark of twenty-two.96 set on US collegiate responsibility earlier this summer season remained intact due to the two.1m per second wind studying with the authorized restrict 2.0.

Nonetheless, the Cork girl’s win bolstered her 200m berth in Tokyo and she is going to hope Saturday’s spectacular 400m in windy circumstances may even have additionally moved her right into a qualifying place within the longer occasion.

Teen Adeleke is ready to overlook out on the Video games as she wanted to run the qualifying normal of twenty-two.80 to safe a berth.

Sarah Lavin will hope her newest nationwide 100m hurdles title in 13.17 seconds will assure her Olympic spot though will probably be a nervous look forward to the Limerick girl till issues are confirmed in midweek.

After operating an enormous private better of 12.95 seconds in Madrid final weekend, Lavin moved into thirty ninth place within the rankings with the highest 40 set to earn Olympic berths.

Hiko Tonosa is among the many Irish Olympic hopefuls set to overlook out on the Video games however after his spectacular 5,000m win over Sean Tobin in Saturday’s windy circumstances, he accomplished a distance double by triumphing within the 10,000m in 29:41.88.

Carrick-on-Shannon club-man Gerard O’Donnell, in the meantime, earned a fifth straight 110m hurdles title as he clocked 14.04 seconds to complete 0.16 forward of Crusaders’ Matthew Behan.

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