Ireland at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics

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Ireland at the
World Championships in Athletics

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Flag of Ireland
IAAF code IRL
National federation Athletics Ireland
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At the 2007 World Championships in Athletics
in Osaka
Competitors 15
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
2005
2009

Ireland competed at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan. The Irish team was made up of 15 athletes competing in 13 events. Despite not winning any medals, the team was thought to have performed excellently by Irish commentators. [1] Ireland's highest placed finishers were Eileen O'Keefe in the women's hammer throw and Robert Heffernan in the men's 20K walk, both of whom finished in 6th place. Only one national record was set, by Joanne Cuddihy in the women's 400m semi-final. Despite none of them making the final, Ireland's sprinters were perhaps the most impressive performers with David Gillick, Paul Hession, Derval O'Rourke and Cuddihy all reaching the semi-finals and being ranked inside the top 16.

Results by event[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

200 m

  • Paul Hession
    1. Round 1 — 2nd - 20.46
    2. Round 2 — 1st - 20.50
    3. Semi Final — - 6th - 20.50 (did not advance)

400 m

  • David Gillick
    1. Round 1 — 3rd - 45.35
    2. Semi Final — 6th - 45.37 (Did not advance)

800 m

5,000 m

20K Walk

50K Walk

Women's competition[edit]

400 m

  • Joanne Cuddihy
    1. Round 1 — 3rd - 51.55
    2. Semi-Final — 50.73 (New National Record) (Did not advance)

5,000 m

  • Mary Cullen
    1. Round 1 — 11th - 15:40.53 (Did not advance)

100 m Hurdles

  • Derval O'Rourke
    1. Round 1 — 4th - 12.91
    2. Semi final — 8th - 12.98 (Did not advance)

3000 m Steeplechase

20K Walk

Hammer Throw

Competitor summary[edit]

Men[edit]


200 m: Paul Hession
400 m: David Gillick
800 m: David Campbell
5,000 m: Alistair Cragg
20 km Walk: Robert Heffernan
50 km Walk: Colin Griffin and Jamie Costin

Women[edit]


100 m Hurdles: Derval O'Rourke
400 m: Joanne Cuddihy
5,000 m: Mary Cullen
3,000 m Steeplechase: Fionnuala Britton, Roisin McGettigan
20 km Walk: Olive Loughnane
Hammer Throw: Eileen O'Keeffe

Note

  • David Campbell was originally selected for the 800m and 1,500m but only ran the 1,500m
  • Paul Hession was selected for 100m and 200m but ran only the 200m

References[edit]

  1. ^ rte.ie (2007). "Greg Allen's Osaka Blog". rte.ie. Retrieved September 1, 2007.