An overwhelmed John Fitzsimons
John Fitzsimonss from Rownanville in Kildare Town pulled off an amazing feat at the weekend when bringing home a bronze medal in the 800m at the European Under-20 Athletics Championships in Grosseto, Italy.
A member of Kildare Town AC, an overjoyed athlete said after the race "I can't believe it, the first lap was slow and I was counting my blessings. I was very, very tired after the fast semi-final. I fancied a slow lap and then just stuck in, hung in there. I made a move on the back straight and just hung on for dear life.”
Considering John was rated in 20th position going into these championship, to capture a bronze medal was an incredible feat. The Kildare town man came home in a time of 1:49.15.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.