# discus

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# Last Throw
Rio 2016 silver medallist Niamh McCarthy announces her retirement
Cork native was a two-time European champion in the F41 discus.
# European Championships
Cork's Niamh McCarthy smashes European discus record to secure Ireland's sixth gold medal in Berlin
The 24-year-old Rio Paralympics silver-medalist twice broke the European record in the women’s F41 discus on Sunday.
# Good Throw
Ireland scoops silver in the discus at the World Para Athletic Championships
Cork native Niamh McCarthy threw a distance of over 26m to win the silver medal.
# money spinner
Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay
Yarelys Barrios won silver in Beijing but has tested positive for a banned substance following a retroactive drug test.
# Medal Haul
Irish 15-year-old claims silver on Paralympic World Championships debut
Cork discus thrower Noelle Lenihan earned Team Ireland its fourth medal in Qatar today.
# discus
Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal
The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.
# Ig Nobel Prize
Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes
The alternative annual prizes – honouring science that makes us laugh and think – are as off-the-wall as ever.