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#World Championships

# world-championships - Friday 2 March, 2018

Ireland's Ciara Mageean and Phil Healy fail to progress at World Indoor Championships

There was disappointment for both runners late on Friday in Birmingham.

# world-championships - Saturday 21 October, 2017

"People kept asking: 'Are you going to get a job?' My main focus was the World Championships" Success This post contains videos

"People kept asking: 'Are you going to get a job?' My main focus was the World Championships"

Irish taekwondo star Sarah Lehane chats to The42 about becoming a world champion.

# world-championships - Sunday 8 October, 2017

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil Interview This post contains videos

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil

Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.

# world-championships - Friday 1 September, 2017

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title

The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.

# world-championships - Monday 28 August, 2017

Eyeing history, Joe Ward is the last Irishman to fly the flag at the Worlds

He booked his quarter final spot with ease, while Brendan Irvine and Dean Gardiner both bowed out.

# world-championships - Friday 18 August, 2017

Olympic hero Murphy to miss World Championships with injury

The silver medallist suffered a knee injury three weeks ago.

'Everyone is talking about it but they're not' - Gillick critical of BBC's Farah coverage

The two-time European gold medallist believes Farah should have faced more questioning.

# world-championships - Monday 14 August, 2017

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete Indignation This post contains videos

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

# world-championships - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships

The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish Walking Tall This post contains videos

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish

The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.

# world-championships - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Unwell medal hopeful Makwala denied entry to London Stadium

Having been withdrawn from the 400m final earlier due to illness, he was denied entry to London Stadium by officials.

# world-championships - Monday 7 August, 2017

Thomas Barr withdraws from World Championships semi-finals

The Waterford runner cannot compete due to a vomiting bug.

# world-championships - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Gatlin defeating Bolt 'not the perfect script', confesses Seb Coe

IAAF president Sebsatian Coe admitted he would have preferred a different result to Justin Gatlin beating Usain Bolt for 100m glory yesterday.

Thomas Barr has qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the World Championships

Barr automatically qualified for tomorrow’s semi-finals in fourth place after Kyron McMaster was disqualified.

'I've done my time and I've come back': Gatlin on the defensive in his moment of glory

The American sprinter defended his right to compete, saying he had served his four year ban for doping.

'I've done all I can for the sport and myself so it's time to go': No regrets for Bolt despite bronze finish

He finished third in his final individual race at the IAFF World Championships, but there were no regrets for the Jamaican icon.

# world-championships - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Injury rules Bolt’s main rival Andre de Grasse out of World Championships

A hamstring injury comes in the way of the showdown between the two big guns.

# world-championships - Friday 30 June, 2017

Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe awarded World Championship bronze two years after event

The Irish pair have been bumped after a failed drugs test.

# world-championships - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Mark English earns spot at Worlds after second-place finish in Diamond League

The Letterkenny native qualified for London with a time of 1.45.42 in Stockholm.

# world-championships - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'People see you up there as a sports star, but you're a person and below it all, it can hurt'

Battling back from heartbreak in Belgrade to ride the crest of a wave, Ciara Mageean is plotting a big World Championships.

# world-championships - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out of World Championship despite massive 146 break

The five-time champion was knocked out by last year’s runner-up Ding Junhui.

# world-championships - Monday 6 February, 2017

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships

It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.

# world-championships - Sunday 28 August, 2016

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph Joy

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph

Paul and Gary will enjoy further acclaim as they prepare for an open-top bus celebration in Skibbereen.

# world-championships - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Future looks bright for MMA as Ireland leads medal haul at World Championships

Irish amateur fighters brought home a total of six medals — more than any other country — from Las Vegas.

# world-championships - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification Buzzing This post contains videos

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification

His Olympic spot is in the bag and that’s all that matters for the 23-year-old right now.

# world-championships - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Seb Coe's right-hand man steps aside over leaked email

“What has become apparent today is that I have become the story.”

# world-championships - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

'Disgraceful!' - People were NOT happy with how Ireland's Michael O'Reilly was judged today

The fighter lost his box-off at the World Championships in Doha today and must now wait for an Olympic place.

# world-championships - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Irish boxer Michael Conlan is one win away from World Championship gold

Conlan claimed a comprehensive win over Dzmitry Asanau.

# world-championships - Friday 9 October, 2015

Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion

There was disappointment for Seán McComb, however.

Michael O'Reilly completes great day for Ireland at World Championships

Irish team captain Michael Conlan and teenager Brendan Irvine also recorded wins.

# world-championships - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Mixed fortunes for Ireland's boxers as the World Championships begin in Qatar

Irvine and O’Reilly march on in pursuit of medals.

# world-championships - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Billy Walsh delays talks on his future as Team Ireland tune up for Worlds in Italy

Seán McComb and Brendan Irvine have shaken off knocks, while Michael Conlan is team captain for Doha campaign.

# world-championships - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'The greatest British athlete of all time' - Mo Farah wins historic world gold

It’s Farah’s seventh consecutive World and Olympic title.

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships

Meanwhile, the Irish men’s 4x400m relay team have set a new national record.

# world-championships - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos

Kenya’s Julius Yego won gold at the World Championships.

# world-championships - Monday 24 August, 2015

10,000m runner learns the hard way why you should never celebrate too early

Molly Huddle missed out on a medal thanks to premature celebration.

# world-championships - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Good versus evil has no place in a race run in the shadows

We spoke to author Richard Moore ahead of the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships.

'I was back training 3 days after giving birth' - The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe chat to The42 about next week’s World Championships and Rio 2016.

# world-championships - Friday 26 June, 2015

Ireland's 7-a-side football team guarantee place at Rio 2016

A 1-0 victory ensured the Irish side’s place at next year’s Paralympics.

# world-championships - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker's World Championships

There was bad news for two legends of the game in round two at Ponds Forge, however.

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