Veale smashes Irish record in finishing fourth

August 22, 2010

Recently announced winner of the Crown Plaza athlete of the month for June the 16 year old clipped a whopping 15.3 seconds off her national junior record but was just outside the medals in 4th place in a very exciting finish.

With 400 to go Kate was battling for bronze with the leader at that stage Ukraine’s Galchenko who looked likely to take gold and Russian Leontyeva silver. However, the fast finishing Italian Clemente and Mao of China both raced past the leaders with the Italian clinching first from the Chinese girl with Leontyeva just holding on for bronze by a second from Veale who was unlucky not to claim third position.

Team manager Bernie Alcorn expressed her absolute delight with Kate’s performance in such humid conditions and said that Kate gave it 110% out there tonight.

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