Ireland into 100m final at World Championships 3 years ago

Ireland into 100m final at World Championships

Slowly but surely, this country is making a serious name for itself on the track.

The renowned Gina Apke-Moses continues to light up the athletics world and, on Thursday evening, she will contest the final of the 100m sprint at the World U20 Championships.


Akpe-Moses qualified through a tough semi-final with an incredible time of 11.51 - just shy of her 11.46 personal best.

She did however trail American Twanisha Terry who won the heat with a stupid posting of 11.03 and, naturally, that is now the racer to beat heading into the decider which takes place at 7.15pm Irish time.

It's the first time the Irish have qualified for a 100m world championships final in 18 years and it comes off the back of  Rhasidat Adeleke gold in the U18 Europeans just last week.

The event takes place in Tampere tonight and you can watch it right here.