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Euro medallist English scoops award
26 Nov 2014 20:08
European Championship bronze medallist Mark English has been named 2014 Athlete of the Year at the National Athletics Awards in Dublin.
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The UCD AC runner scooped the award in recognition of his winning Ireland’s first ever medal in the 800m at a major outdoor championship.
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The 21-year-old Donegal man won his bronze at Zurich’s Stadion Letzigrund in August, coming home behind a Polish one-two of Adam Kszczot and Artur Kuciapski.
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Also at today’s event in Santry, Roisin McGettigan was awarded her retrospective bronze medal for the 1500m from the 2009 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin - following the banning of the winner Anna Alminova of Russia due to a doping offence.
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McGettigan, who had finished fourth in the championships, will now enter the record books as the winner of Ireland’s 21st European Indoor medal.
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