Last Friday, the Irish University Championships, the athlete Aengus Meldon was an unlikely incident during a semi-final of the 800 m. While the rider began the HomeStretch in head, he was struck by a rubber band from a long necklace which was warming up a pole vaulter. Bothered by the object that wrapped itself around his legs, Aengus Meldon lost speed and has finally finished the race only in the third position while victory seemed to reach him. However, part of the first 3, this place still enabled him to reach the final.