Having had his place in the Irish squad for the forthcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships confirmed, Carrick-on-Shannon’s Gerard O’Donnell has spoken about his hopes for the event which will be held in Prague from March 6-8.
Speaking to the Leitrim Observer ahead of his departure for the Czech Republic Gerard admitted he is aiming for a place in the final but acknowledged in his event, the 60m hurdles, anything can happen.
“The semi-final at the very least is my main target but once I get to the semi-final, the aim is to give it my best, run it as a final and try to sneak a spot in the final. Anything can happen in the hurdles, it is very rare you end up with eight finishers in a hurdles race. It is who is going to go rather than if somebody is going to go.”
The Carrick-on-Shannon Athletic Club athlete makes his Senior International debut next Friday in Prague, becoming the first athlete from his club to line out in a major Senior international competition.
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