Irishman Paul Robinson is pictured after the 1500 meter final of the men at the European Athletics Championships in the Arena Torun in Torun, Poland. Photo by Sam Barnes / Sportsfile
Irish Andrew Coscoran and Paul Robinson weren’t happy about the 1,500 meter final at the European Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland.
As expected Event dominated by the Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who crossed the finish line first in 3: 37.56. But he was apparently sensationally disqualified for a lane violation.
The gold medal was awarded to defending champion Paul Lewandowski (3: 38.06) from the host country Poland, with Spain’s Jesus Gomez (3: 38.47) being promoted to second place. Gomez ‘Spanish Ignacio Fontes secured the bronze due to the disqualification, which is likely to be appealed.
In a 13-man field, the two Irish men both finished strong, with Coscoran finishing seventh and with 3: 40.38 Robinson took tenth place with 3: 40.74.
Due to the disqualification of Ingebrigtsen, Coscoran and Robinson are officially awarded sixth and ninth place respectively.
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