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Institute of Technology Carlow Sprinter Marcus Lawler Brings Home the Bronze at World University Games

12/07/2019

IT Carlow’s sprinter Marcus Lawler Brings Home the Bronze at World University Games Team Ireland captured their first medal of the 2019 World University Games as Institute of Technology Carlow Elite Sports Scholarship student Marcus Lawler took the bronze medal in the final of the Men’s 200 Metres in the Stadio San Paulo in Napoli, this Thursday evening.

Marcus ran a fantastic bend and then continued to fight all the way up the home straight to claim a fantastic third place, in a time of 20.55. Paulo Andre Camilo took the gold for Brazil, with South African Chedrick Van Wyk coming home in second, with both of these athletes running personal bests in the final. Marcus improved his time from the semi-final by 0.18, as the Carlow native showed his progression through the rounds.

Commenting on the win for Marcus, Donal McNally, Director of Sport at IT Carlow “Congratulations to Marcus, on this wonderful achievement. Marcus has now added his name to the illustrious list of Irish Athletes who have tasted success at these game in the past which include Ronnie Delaney, Sonia O Sullivan, Paul Hession, Derval O’Rourke and more recently Thomas Barr. A huge well done to his mam and coach Patricia, his backroom support team both in the Institute of Sport and at the Institute of Technology Carlow and all who that have contributed to this big win”.

Institute of Technology Carlow extend their congratulations to Marcus Lawler and well done to all the participants who represented Ireland in Naples for the World University Games.