Twins Gold and Bronze

July 28, 2011

On a great day of Irish medal success at the European Youth Olympics in Trabzon, Turkey, all eyes were on the 16 year old Kiely twins, Ben and Megan from Waterford’s Ferrybank AC.

First up, Ben Kiely, the Irish youths record holder, raced to win gold for Ireland by taking the boys 400 metres hurdles title in a time of 52.69 from Britain’s highly rated Jacob Paul. It was an impressive run and Ben took total command of the race in the final 150 metres, winning with relative ease. “I needed a good start and that’s what I got,” he said. “The pressure was huge but I focused on keeping my stride lengths consistent and reserving some strength for the final dash to the tape. This medal means a lot to my family and to my friends on a brilliant Irish team out here”

Ten minutes later, his twin sister Megan, after seeing Ben win gold, was just pipped for a silver medal in the girls 400 metres hurdles final in a race won by the Bulgarian favourite, Yerameyenka. “I’m delighted with my bronze medal and thrilled that Ben did the business. We’ve had a brilliant time out here and the competition has been fierce but exhilarating”.

The Kiely twins recorded personal bests, Ben a 52.69 and Megan 1:00.44 – both are new Irish records.

Tom Rafter speaking from the stadium said ” its a fantastic results for the individuals their family, and the the overall Irish Team”

 

 

Boys 400m hurdles final results

RANK

LANE

BIB

NAME & SURNAME

NOC

BORN

R.T.

 RESULTS 

   

1  

7

305

Ben KIELY 

 

IRL

11 MAR 1994

0.273

 52.69  

 

PB

2  

6

226

Jacob PAUL 

 

GBR

06 FEB 1995

0.313

 52.80  

 

PB

3  

4

465

Vladislav TSYGANKOV 

 

RUS

24 AUG 1995

0.234

 53.01  

 

PB

4  

5

127

Johan Nicolai HARTLING 

 

DEN

17 JAN 1994

0.264

 53.69  

 

PB

5  

2

544

Nimet SEN 

 

TUR

10 NOV 1994

0.198

 53.73  

   

6  

3

568

Marko MILOVANOVIC 

 

SRB

20 APR 1994

0.264

 54.07  

 

PB

7  

1

11

Andreas MEYER 

 

AUT

18 MAR 1994

0.177

 54.74  

   

DNF  

8

561

Oleksiy MATSKEVYCH 

 

UKR

10 SEP 1994

 

 DNF  

   
 

 

 

Girls 400m Hurdles Final results

RANK

LANE

BIB

NAME & SURNAME

NOC

BORN

R.T.

 RESULTS 

   

1  

3

73

Katsiaryna VERAMEYENKA 

 

BLR

21 DEC 1994

0.219

 59.57  

 

PB

2  

4

192

Emeline BAUWE 

 

FRA

01 JUL 1995

0.304

 1:00.42  

 

PB

3

6

306

Megan KIELY

 

IRL

11 MAR 1994

0.273

 1:00.44 

 

PB

4

8

247

Isabell HERGENROETHER

 

GER

01 JUL 1994

0.282

 1:01.09 

   

5

7

477

Eva TROST

 

SLO

11 MAR 1994

0.278

 1:01.43 

   

6

5

332

Raphaela Boaheng LUKUDO

 

ITA

29 JUL 1994

0.264

 1:01.56 

 

PB

7

1

446

Elizaveta ANIKIENKO

 

RUS

30 JUN 1994

0.203

 1:02.31 

   

8

2

430

Andreea Mihaela COJOCARU

 

ROU

02 SEP 1995

0.296

 1:04.25 

   
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