Israel Olatunde’s European Indoor Championships have come to an end after he finished seventh in the 60m semi-final in Istanbul.
Olatunde faded over the second half of the race and finished in 6.69 seconds, off the Irish record of 6.57 he clocked earlier this month.
“I didn’t really have it in the last 30 metres, and that’s something to work on for sure,” he said.
Israel Olatunde’s indoor championships comes to an end at the semi-final stage🇮🇪 A tough ask to qualify from a stacked heat in lane 8 but he gave it his all👏
A big outdoor season awaits for the 20-YEAR-OLD💪🤩
⏱️6.69 for 7th place
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) March 4, 2023
Earlier, Darragh McElhinney came fourth in his 3000m heat to qualify for Sunday’s final.
World indoor finalist Sarah Lavin is also into the semi-final of the 60m hurdles.