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20/09/2021

WATCH: Waterford's Phil Healy smashes Irish women's 200m record

Phil Healy sets new Irish women’s 200m record at Cork City Sports

WATCH: Waterford's Phil Healy smashes Irish women's 200m record

Waterford Institute of Technology scholarship athlete Phil Healy set a new Irish women’s 200m record at Cork City Sports.

Waterford Institute of Technology scholarship athlete Phil Healy smashed the long-standing Irish women’s 200m record at the 67th Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet in CIT on Monday (July 16).

Healy broke the 17-year-old 200m mark of 23.02 set by Sarah Reilly at the 2001 World Championships in a time of 22.99 seconds to finish third in the race. Canadian Crystal Emmanuel finished first in a time of 22.75, while USA's Joanna Atkins took second in 22.99.

The Bandon AC bullet had earlier come two-hundredths of second away from her month-old women's 100m record by finishing 2nd in a time of 11.30.

Healy, who trains at the WIT Arena, is "absolutely thrilled" with her latest triumph.

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