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Everything you need to know as Ireland compete in the 4×400 mixed relay final today

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The Irish team will run this afternoon.

Ireland enter another Olympics final today as the mixed relay team compete in the 4×400 event this afternoon.

The team, consisting of Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell, set a new national record of 3:12.88 in their semi-final yesterday as they clinched their spot in today’s final. The 4×400 mixed relay is a new Olympic event and the Irish team have given themselves a shot at a medal at the first time of asking.

Here are all the details you need to know for the Olympic final, including start time and TV information.

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What is at stake for the Ireland 4×400 mixed relay team?

The Irish team can write themselves into history by winning the country’s first ever relay medal at the Olympics.

The team ran a brilliant race yesterday which culminated in O’Donnell getting over the line in fourth place after a surging run. There was some drama as first-placed USA and third-placed Dominican Republic were both disqualified, promoting Ireland to second place.

However, both countries were reinstated and Ireland’s fourth-place spot eventually stood.

What time are Ireland competing in the 4×400 mixed relay final? How can I watch it on TV?

The 4×400 mixed relay final will get underway at 1.35pm Irish time (9.35pm in Tokyo).

RTÉ will broadcast the race live on TV on RTÉ 2, and you can also stream it on the RTÉ Player.

Ireland will be racing in lane 1 and will compete against teams from Great Britain, Germany, USA, Poland, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium and Jamaica.

Ireland mixed relay team.

The quartet were delighted with their semi-final performance when speaking to RTE yesterday.