Lucy May Sleeman has been selected to compete in the 60m and Okwu Backari for the 60m hurdles in the u20 DNA event in Madrid on February 22nd.
The 2023 DNA U20 Madrid is a European Athletics initiative using the new competition format referred to as Dynamic New Athletics which will see 6 nations compete against each other in a two-hour long team competition.
Competing nations are; Czech Republic, Great Britain, France, Ireland, Spain & Turkey.
Athletics Ireland views this event as a Development Event that presents an opportunity for athletes to gain valuable international exposure, while providing a preparation opportunity ahead of the 2023 European U20 Championships.
Performance Pathway Manager Jacqui Freyne commented, “This is a great opportunity for the u20 athletes to compete internationally and to continue to build on the foundations laid down by their Personal coaches & clubs. This is a strong team, with a mix of experience & some first-time caps. We are grateful to European Athletics for affording us this opportunity to compete as one of the six invited countries”.