Carlow sprinter Molly Scott is once again the fastest woman in the land over 60m.
The St. Laurence O’Toole’s athlete knocked another 0.02 of a second off the Irish record, making it her own for the second time this year having posted a 7.23 earlier this season before Rhasidat Adeleke had cut it to 7.21 in recent weeks.
“It’s a dream come true, it’s what I wanted to do all season” said Scott in the wake of yesterday’s gold-medal finish.
“I painted that number in gold on the back of my phone, I manifested it, I did it today and I’m happy.”
The attention now turns to Belgrade with the World Championships on the horizon. So what next for Scott in that window?
“To train hard and try nail the next two weeks as I’m running in Serbia for the World Indoors, to try and get that right. It will be difficult, but it always is. That’s what I’m aiming for next.”
“The season has been so up and down. I ran 7.3 in Birmingham and I was so disappointed with that, to go out to a competition like that and not run my best, it really hit me hard. I had to reset this week.”
“People don’t understand how hard it is to get on a plane and redo the same times, travel, all the different circumstances that people never see. They just see a time and don’t see what goes on behind the scenes.”
“But that’s the challenge of it, that’s the sport. You have to get on planes, you have to run the same times, so that will be my goal to do that.”
The 2022 IAFF World Indoor Championships take place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March at the Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia.
The first of the 60m heats for women is set for 10.15am on day one with the semi-final booked for 6.10pm that evening, the final running off at 8.55pm.
60m Final Women Results
- Molly SCOTT St. L. O’Toole A.C. 7.19 NR
- Lauren ROY City of Lisburn A.C. 7.43
- Sarah LEAHY Killarney Valley A.C. 7.46