Phil Healy



Phil Healy was born in Cork in 1994. Growing up as a child in west cork, she tried out so many different sports, including soccer, football, Camogie, basketball, irish dancing and athletics. She really enjoyed each of the sports , making friends and having fun along the way.

It wasn’t until Phil was 17 years old that she fully focused on athletics, following in the footsteps of her older sister Joan. Training hard and enjoying the sport Phil began to realize her potential in the sport at 18.

Fast forward 9years, Phil became the first irish female to compete in 3 track events at the Olympic Games, making the final with the mixed 4×400 team. She has held the Irish records for the 100,200 both indoor and outdoor, as well as coming 4th at European indoors over 400m.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Day 11 - Athletics

Quick Facts:

HometownCork, Ireland

Favourite food: Pizza

Favourite music: Dermot Kennedy

Childhood  heroes: Sonia O’Sullivan, Ailis McSweeney, Derval O Rourke

Favourite athlete:Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce


Most rewarding moment in sport: Becoming the first Irish female to break the 23 seconds barrier and to do it in front of a home crowd/ in the track I trained on as a child.
Giving it your all in training and know when you step on the line you are ready to race

Talents other than sport: I rate myself in the kitchen, love to sing but I would not call it a talent




  • 2021: Tokyo Olympic Games- 3 events
  • 2021 European Indoor Athletics Championships: 4th
  • 2019: 6th at World University games coming back from a foot fracture
  • Personal Best: 51.50

Phil Healy

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