Phil Healy

Phil Healy

 

  • Olympic Finalist 4x400m Mixed Relay
  • Ireland’s fastest woman, holding the 100m Irish Record
  • Competed in the 2020 Olympic Games in the 200m, 400m and mixed relay
  • European 400m finalist (indoor) finishing fourth
  • Degree in Nursing from UCC.
  • Studying a master’s in Enterprise Computer Software at WIT.
  • From Ballineen in West Cork
Phil Healy

Detailed Bio

 

26-year-old Phil Healy hauls from Ballineen Cork Ireland’s and is Ireland’s fastest woman. She holds the 100m Irish Record and 200m Indoor Irish Record.

 

In 2021 Phil Healy became an Olympian, setting history by becoming the first Irish athlete to be selected in three events: the 200m, 400m and 4x400m mixed relay. The relay team made history by becoming the first-ever to make an Olympic final. Healy set a new personal best of 51.50 in the 400m in Belfast improving on the 51.94 she ran when placing fourth at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. She matched this with a blistering 200m of 22.83 to win the National championship which was just over the allowed wind limit for it to stand as a new Irish record.

 

In 2020 Phil set a new Irish Indoor record when winning the Athlone Indoor Grand Prix. She also secured the sprint double winning both the 100m & 200m in the Irish Senior Track and Field Championships. This incredible achievement has cemented her claim as sprinting queen of Ireland. In 2021 she will compete in his first Olympic Games in the 200m.

 

In 2019 12 weeks after breaking her foot while walking down a cobbled street, Phil Healy stepped onto the track for the 200m at World University Championships in the Stadio San Paolo in Naples. It was pure steely determination that created a minor miracle for Phil Healy to not only be back on the track but competing at a major world championship.

 

The Irish International sprinter set a new Irish Record of 11.28 in June 2018, she followed this up by setting a new 200m record of 22.99 in July 2018.

 

Known for her gutsy attitude to racing a video of Phil winning the final leg of the 4 x 400 metre Irish University Championships in 2016 went viral around the world as the ‘ultimate come back’.

 

A Waterford Institute of Technology Scholarship athlete, she is currently studying a master’s in Enterprise Computer Software.

 

Key Achievements

 

  • 2021: Olympic finalist in the 4x400m mixed relay at the Tokyo Games. At the European Indoor Championships in 2021 Phil produced the performance of her life to just miss out on a medal in the 400m final, setting a new personal best of 51.94. In June she went onto improve this time to 51.50 outdoors. She won the 200m /400m double at the National championships bringing her tally to 14 Her win in the 200m in 22.83 which would have been a new Irish record, but it was agonisingly, just over the legal limit of 2.0 m/s.
  • 2020: Won the 100m & 200m at national championships bringing the total to 12 national titles. Set a new Irish Indoor 200m record of 23.10 which was fastest time overall in European for the indoor 2020 season.
  • 2019 World University Finalist in the 200m in Naples, Italy.
  • 2018 European Athletics Championships, semi-finalist 100m & 200m and member of 4x100m team who set a new Irish Record. Set a new Irish 200m Record of 22.99 on the 16th of July. Set a new Irish 100m Record of 11.28 on the 6th of June. 11th in the 400m World Indoor Athletics Championships, March 2018 Produced a world class performance at the International Vienna Indoor Gala meet winning the 400m in a world lead time of 52.08.
  • 2017 200m World University Games Finalist in 2017.