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Swinford athlete excels in English U20 Championships

Michaela Walsh was competing yesterday in Bedford at the English u20 Championships and had some blistering performances in scorching temperatures. Michaela competed in the Woman's u20 hammer were she landed the hammer out to a huge throw of 62.62m to take gold. Michaela literally made a quick dash to the other side of the track where she had an outstanding performance in the shot put throwing a personal best throw of 16.13m to take gold and set a New Irish Junior Record smashing the existing record by over 60cm. At just 18 Michaela’s throw was an A Standard for the European u20 and u23 Championships. Michaela is competing again today where she will take a big step up to compete in the English u23 Championships.

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