Sommer Lecky continued Ireland's excellent showing at the Under-20 World Championships by securing the silver medal in the women's high jump.

The Finn Valley athlete jumped 1.90m to take silver behind Karina Taranda of Belarus who took gold after clearing 1.92m.

Lecky cleared the height at her first attempt, which handed her silver over bronze medallist Maria Fernanda Murillo from Colombia who needed two attempts to clear 1.90m.

The silver medal jump has also qualified Lecky for the upcoming European Athletics Championships.

On Saturday, Ireland grabbed another silver medal as the women's 4X100m relay team finished second in the final.

The Irish team will arrive in Dublin Airport at 5.55pm on Monday.

Speaking to Athletics Ireland afterwards, Lecky said she was confident she could execute the 1.90m leap and feels she could jump higher again. 

"I knew I could jump it. If I just tell my mind I can I jump it, I can. It hasn't sunk in yet," she said.  

"I knew I can jump higher. And I could jump higher than 1.90 as well. I cleared my heaspace. I just jumped what was in front of me. And I jumped 1.90. 

As for the attempt at 1.92 and the gold medal attempt, she said "it was so close but it wasn't meant to be. I'll take 1.90 for now."