WATCH: Stunning run sees Portaferry's Ciara Mageean clinch bronze at European Championships 6 years ago

WATCH: Stunning run sees Portaferry's Ciara Mageean clinch bronze at European Championships

Ciara Mageean will be brimming with confidence going into Rio 2016 after picking up 1500m bronze at the European Championships in Amsterdam on Sunday.

After a modest early pace, Portaferry's Mageean turned on the afterburners towards the finish line and came close to pipping Dutch fan-favourite Sifan Hassan for the silver.

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Ciara Mageean 8/7/2016

The 24-year-old crossed the line at 4:33.78, earning Mageean her first medal at senior international level in an event won by Poland's Angelika Cichocka.

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Mageean, who has struggled with injury in her young career, qualified for this year's Olympic games when the qualification standards were revised by the IAAF.

Her resolute run to the line on Sunday afternoon, coupled with an injury-free winter of preparation, will have her hopeful of replicating her European showing in Brazil.

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