Congratulations to Kate Veale who won a gold medal in the women’s 5,000m walk at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France.
Kate won the event in a time of 21 minutes 45.59 seconds, beating her nearest rival Yanxue Mao of China by 15 seconds. Veale’s time is also the World Youth Leading time this season.
This is a great achievement for Kate who came fourth-place finish at the World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010.
Kate is coached by one of Ireland’s best known walkers Jamie Costin who is also Chairman of the OCI’s Athletes Commission.