The Irish women's 4x100m relay team have won a silver medal at the Under-20s IAAF World Championships in Finland.

Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula produced a strong overall performance from lane five to secure the second-place finish in a time of 43.90 and were almost in contention for a gold medal.

They came in just behind winners Germany with Great Britain taking third place.

Neville came into the team to replace Rhasidat Adeleke who was ruled out through injury.

Race walker Orla O'Connor set a new Irish Under-20s record of 47:55.40 in the 10km walk this morning. 

The time was good enough for 14th place in the final at the Under-20s IAAF World Championships in Finland.

Niamh O'Connor finished in 31st after serving a time penalty. 

Molly Scott finished 8th in her 100m hurdles semi-final in a time of 13.94.


Meanwhile, Darragh McElhinney finished in 18th place in a tough 5000m final, clocking up a time of 14:53.63.