Friday, August 10, 2012

Irish Results - Day 15

*Bantamweight John Joe Nevin  put up a brave fight against English boxer Luke Campbell but lost 14-11; he still comes home with a silver medal, making it a gold, a silver and two bronzes for the Irish boxing team of six.
* Rob Heffernan set a new Irish record of 3 hours 37 minutes 54 seconds on his way to fourth place at the 50km walk on a 2km circuit near Buckingham Palace. Heffernan just held off Russia's Igor Eroklin for the fourth spot and finished only 38 seconds off third place.  
* Olive Loughnane finished 13th in the women's 20km, while Laura Reynolds recorded a personal best when finishing 20th. 
* Canoeist Andrej Jezierski won the C1 200m B final, putting him 9th overall.
* Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe, aged just 20, finished 26th in the modern pentathlon - only 40 points off a top 20 position. Not bad for a lad who had gone off on holiday when he thought he hadn't made it and then received a last minute call-up giving him two weeks to prepare.
* Quote of the day: "It's just hard work and graft", Mo Farah.  Yeh right!!

Day 15 - Saturday August 15
Athletics: Men - 50km walk, 4th Rob Heffernan 3:37.54; 29th  Brendan Boyce 3:55.1;  Colin Griffin DQ.  Women - 20km walk, 13th Olive Loughnane 1:29.39 (SB); 20th  Laura Reynolds 1:31.02 (PB). 
Boxing: Men - Bantam 56kg final, John Joe Nevin lost to  Luke Campbell (GB) 20.45. 
Canoeing (sprint): Men - C1 200m B final, 1st Andrej Jezierski, 44.041; 9th overall. 

Modern Pentathlon: Men's final, Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe 26th , 2328 pts (fencing =29th, 736 pts; 8.45, swimming 9th, 1332 pts;  riding 120th, 1120 pts; 18th (1:08 handicap) going into final run/shot combined event). 

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