|2003||SILVER||20k Walk||Gillian O’Sullivan|
|2009||SILVER||20k Walk||Olive Loughnane|
|2013||GOLD||50k Walk||Rob Heffernan|
And top-eight finishes, including the World Championships for 400 hurdles and 3000m that were held in Sittard in 1980, before the inaugural IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki in 1983.
|1980||4th||400m Hurdles||Mary Appleby|
|2009||4th||100m Hurdles||Derval O’Rourke|
|2007||6th||20k Walk||Robert Heffernan|
|2011||6th||High Jump||Deirdre Ryan|
|1997||7th||400m Hurdles||Susan Smith|
|1999||8th||High Jump||Brendan Reilly|
All-time top-eight finishes for Ireland at the World Athletics Championships –
3 GOLD – 3 SILVER – 0 BRONZE
4th 3 – 5th 0 – 6th 5 – 7th 2 – 8th 2
What a pleasure to be able to update that.
All the participants and results from the previous 13 World Athletics Championships have been compiled by Pierce O’Callaghan here.