Watch: See how Sommer Lecky won world silver in Finland


Sommer Lecky won silver at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland today – and here’s how she did it.

The 17-year-old Finn Valley woman set a new Irish Junior record of 1.90m to take silver in the women’s high jump.

Lecky was pipped to gold by Karyna Taranda of Belarus, who leapt 1.92m, a height Lecky just couldn’t master.

But the Castlederg woman was in majestic form in Tampere. She added four centimetres to her previous PB of 1.86m and has qualified for the European Championships in Berlin.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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