It was no joy for Marcus Lawler in his 200 metres heat at the European Athletics Championships in Munich.
The Carlow athlete and olympian finished in seventh place, clocking 21-point-10 seconds.
He’s gone much faster this season, and has been telling Will Downing he can’t put his finger on it
“It was very disappointing, the result was not good. I felt I was in touch with the field coming off the bend, running into the headwind down the home straight, but still a disappointing result, that is my third one now. It is hard to put into words.”
I do no doubt my ability or quality I am a far better athlete than 21.10, but that is what came up on the clock today and that is not good enough
“I just don’t know what to say, it is disappointing and I do not know why (it happened).”
21.10 in 7th place for Marcus which unfortunately was not enough to progress on this occasion🇮🇪 https://t.co/O4AbPDZtKg— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) August 18, 2022
Marcus will not be going home just yet as he’s also included in the 4 x 100m relay squad but no guarantee that he’ll start that one. If he does, it’ll be Friday at 9 am.
Kilkenny are also represented by Cliodhna Manning of Kilkenny City Harriers.
She’s part of the women’s 4 x 400m relay team, with six athletes selected (only four can race) but if she’s selected, the heats for that one are on Friday as well.
See also: Ferrybank AC’s Thomas Barr qualifies for the semi-finals of the men’s 400 metres hurdles at the European Athletics Championships.
Elsewhere it was elimination for Thomas Barr at the European Athletics Championships in Munich.
Barr finished third in his semi-final in 49.30 seconds, with only the top two going through automatically.