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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# World Championships

All time
# World in motion
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.
# King Mo
'The greatest British athlete of all time' - Mo Farah wins historic world gold
It’s Farah’s seventh consecutive World and Olympic title.
# Report
'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.
# Video tutorial
Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos
Kenya’s Julius Yego won gold at the World Championships.
# Too soon
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.
# shades of grey
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.
# Dedication
'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.
# Winning
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.
# Review
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.
# Interview
Jimmy White on snooker, the Devil's d**k and stealing his dead brother from a funeral home
The snooker legend chats to about his eventful time in the spotlight.
# Golden Girl
Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories
On the back of the Bray native’s World Championships win yesterday, we recall her greatest triumphs.
Katie Taylor is through to another world championship final
Yana Allekseenva will attempt to stop the Bray star’s five-in-a-row bid.
# success
Katie Taylor reaches semi-finals of World Championships without throwing a punch
The Bray native will now face Jinhua Yin of China on Sunday for a spot in the final.
# Diesel engine
4 years after taking up running, Orna Dilworth will represent Ireland at the 50km world championships
Sometimes, a marathon just isn’t long enough.
# Cycling
Silver lining as Ryan Mullen misses out on world title by fraction of a second
Mullen stormed to second in today’s U23 time-trial in Ponferrada, Spain.
# Interview
‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’
We chat to Irish-based Czech athlete Tamara Maxantova about competing in the World Championships next month.
# Warsaw
Lanigan-O'Keefe storms through qualification to become 1st Irish male in modern pentathlon world final
The 22-year-old Kilkenny man will compete in the final tomorrow morning in Warsaw.
# just warmin' up
Michael Phelps plays down Championship prospects, says he just wants to have fun
‘It feels good to be able to swim on your own terms,’ says the 18-time Olympic champ.
# On track
Sixth place for both Irvine and Ryan overnight at World Championships
It was a solid, if not spectacular, night for Irish riders in Colombia.
# Interview
The Irishman bidding to become a tug of war world champion speaks to Eddie Gallagher about his side’s chances at this month’s World Championships in Castlebar.
# Interview
The man who’s helping Taekwon-Do to thrive in Ireland
We interview Stephen Ryan about the Irish team’s unprecedented success at the recent World Championships.
# s.o.s
'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge
The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.
# Boxing
‘F**k your no headgear’: Worlds end in disappointment for Paddy Barnes
Barnes was beaten by Jasurbek Latipov in the flyweight quarter-finals today.
# Boxing
Ward and McComb progress to last 16 of World Championships
The Irish fighters both recorded wins in Kazakhstan today.
# Boxing
‘I know it’s what I’m put on this planet to do — to box’
European champion Jason Quigley is ready to kick off his World Championship challenge in Kazakhstan later this morning.
# Boxing
'I just keep telling myself that at the end of the day, it's only a sport'
Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes is putting no pressure on himself as he starts out in search of an elusive World Championship medal.
# Boxing
World Championships: Adam Nolan crashes out in controversial defeat
London 2012 Olympian lost out on a split decision against French welterweight Souleymane Cissokho.
# tatu you
Russian sprinters cite 'storm of emotions' as they slam claims of gay kiss
# Charm Offensive
Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more
The sprint world champion reflected on Gold Medal-filled week.
# moscow 2013
Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss
Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova claimed gold as part of Russia’s 4x400m relay team.
# Interview
'He always wanted to do better' - Loughnane praises Heffernan's persistence and dedication
The former Irish race walker spoke with us earlier.
# Recap
VIDEO: The climactic moments of Rob Heffernan's gold medal success
Check out the footage of a historic moment in Irish sport.
# irish pride
President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan
“He has achieved all that he deserves,” said the President.
# golden gaze
How Twitter reacted to Rob Heffernan's stunning World Championship Gold
Sporting stars such as Alan Quinlan and Derval O’Rourke were quick off the draw to congratulate the Irish hero.
# Athletics
Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk
Leitrim’s Laura Reynolds finished 31st at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow this morning.
# moscow 2013
Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow
The Olympic champion dug deep to edge an extremely competitive race today.
# World Championships
Disappointment for Irish quartet as World Championships get underway
Mark English, Paul Robinson, Maria McCambridge and Jennifer Carey were in action on day one in Moscow.
# moscow 2013
Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons
The IAAF will hope that athlete’s achievements, not drug tests, make the news at this year’s World Championships.
# jeah!
Lochte wins world championship gold despite foggy goggles
The world record holder lived up to his billing in the 200 metre IM.
# World Championships
Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record
Limerick native Fiona Doyle was a split second off her personal best in the 200 metre breaststroke.