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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# World Championships

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# World Championships
Hyland, Greene post new Irish records, but fall agonisingly short in World semis
Brendan Hyland set a new Irish record, but was .07 seconds shy of an Olympic standard.
# team ireland
Oliver Dingley eliminated in semi-finals at World Diving Championships
Dingley needed a top-12 finish to book his place in Thursday’s final.
# Athletics
Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome
The Waterford native missed out on a podium place, but improved on his performance in Stockholm last week.
# on the right track
'That medal is the outcome of a lot of hard work, not just 100 laps I did on the track'
Lydia Boylan discusses her world silver medal success, dealing with disappointment and uprooting her life in search of Olympic glory.
# Fighter
'Growing up, I was told that kickboxing isn't a female sport'
Ireland’s teen sensation Jordan Doran chats to The42 about her many impressive achievements.
'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020
The Dundalk boxer was speaking to Game On about the future of amateur boxing.
# down and out
Fall sees Rhys McClenaghan crash out of World Championships
There were high hopes for the reigning European and Commonwealth champion heading into today’s qualification.
# world champions
'We planned to win it all year' - World champion O'Donovan brothers elated by gold medal display in Bulgaria
Paul and Gary O’Donovan secured gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls in Bulgaria on Saturday.
# World Championships
History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships
Ireland took silver following a strong performance in Finland on Saturday afternoon at the U20s IAAF World Championships.
# Athletics
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.
# success
"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.
# Interview
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 champions
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.
# mixed day
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.
# Injury
Olympic hero Murphy to miss World Championships with injury
The silver medallist suffered a knee injury three weeks ago.
# World Championships
'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.
# indignation
Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.
# Disappointment
Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships
The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.
# Walking Tall
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 Champs
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.
# Setback
Thomas Barr withdraws from World Championships semi-finals
The Waterford runner cannot compete due to a vomiting bug.
# Seb Coe
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.
# London 2017
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.
# London 2017
'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.
# Farewell
'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.
# no showdown
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.
# good news
Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe awarded World Championship bronze two years after event
The Irish pair have been bumped after a failed drugs test.
# Going Well
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.
# resilience
'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.
# Rocket
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.
# Not invited
Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships
It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.
# 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.
# Next generation
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.
# buzzing
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.
# problems
Seb Coe's right-hand man steps aside over leaked email
“What has become apparent today is that I have become the story.”
# Anger
'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.
# Doha
Irish boxer Michael Conlan is one win away from World Championship gold
Conlan claimed a comprehensive win over Dzmitry Asanau.
# Doha
Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion
There was disappointment for Seán McComb, however.
# success
Michael O'Reilly completes great day for Ireland at World Championships
Irish team captain Michael Conlan and teenager Brendan Irvine also recorded wins.
# Doha
Mixed fortunes for Ireland's boxers as the World Championships begin in Qatar
Irvine and O’Reilly march on in pursuit of medals.