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European Athletics Championships 2024 Day 1: Ireland stop Bol's triple gold bid

European Athletics Championships 2024 Day 1: Ireland stop Bol's triple gold bid

An inspired Irish quartet led by Rhasidat Adeleke outstripped Femke Bol's favoured Dutch team to snatch gold in a thrilling 4x400m mixed relay at the European Championships on Friday. The Irish four, also featuring Christopher O'Donnell, Thomas Barr and Sharlene Mawdsley, clocked a championship record of 3min 09.92sec, just ahead of silver medal winners Italy, in a show of Olympic intent just 49 days out from the Paris Games.