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32 years later, Sonia O’Sullivan’s daughter follows in her footsteps with championship win

Erik G

JUST FOUR DAYS ago, 15-year-old Sophie O’Sullivan produced a terrific performance to take victory in the Women’s 800m B race at the Morton Games.

It led to plenty of comparisons with her mother – former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Sonia.

And she has only added to those comparisons by following in her mother’s footsteps at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore earlier today.

Sophie delivered another impressive display as she claimed the U17 1500m title. Representing Ballymore Cobh, she clocked a time of 4.41.80 to finish ahead of Maeve Gallagher and Annie McEvoy.

Sonia won the same title back in 1985.

Girls U17 1500m:
1. Sophie O'Sulllivan (@BallymoreCobhAC)
2. Maeve Gallagher (Swinford A.C.)
3. Annie McEvoy (Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.) pic.twitter.com/K7j8NTNmYE

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) July 16, 2017
Source: Athletics Ireland/Twitter

Sophie is already U17 Australian champion over both 800m and 1500m.

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Sonia O’Sullivan’s 15-year-old daughter storms to 800m victory at the Morton Games

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