Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Sarah Healy (Athletics)

Healy is a gold medal winner at European underage level

 Sarah Healy of Ireland celebrates after she won the 1,500m title at the 2018  U-18 European Championships. Photograph:  Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images for European Athletics

Sarah Healy of Ireland celebrates after she won the 1,500m title at the 2018 U-18 European Championships. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images for European Athletics

 

Age: 20

Event: 1,500m

Club: UCD AC

A brilliant junior career is fast transitioning into senior level. Deftly coached by Eoghan Marnell, Healy ran a 1,500m personal best on her way to victory at the Folksam Grand Prix meeting in Gothenburg in June in a time of 4:07.78, number seven on the Irish all-time list. She went on to claim the national 1,500m title in 4:15.08 in June. Gold medal winner at the European U-18 Championships for 1,500m and 3,000m in 2018, and second in the 1,500m at the European U-20 Championships in 2019.

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