All-time Irish medals at IAAF World Championships

1983 GOLD 5000m Eamonn Coughlan
1993 SILVER 1500m Sonia O’Sullivan
1995 GOLD 5000m Sonia O’Sullivan
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
1993 4th 3000m Sonia O’Sullivan
2009 4th 100m Hurdles Derval O’Rourke
1993 6th Discus Nick Sweeney
2007 6th 20k Walk Robert Heffernan
2007 6th Hammer Eileen O’Keeffe
2009 6th 400m David Gillick
2011 6th High Jump Deirdre Ryan
1983 7th Marathon Regina Joyce
1997 7th 400m Hurdles Susan Smith
1997 8th 1500m Sonia O’Sullivan
1999 8th High Jump Brendan Reilly

All-time top-eight finishes for Ireland at the World Athletics Championships –

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.

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