Irish Team Arrive In Eugene For World Athletics Championships

Irish Team Arrive In Eugene For World Athletics Championships Irish Team Arrive In Eugene For World Athletics Championships
HerSport Editor

The Irish team set to compete at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon from July 15th – 24th arrived at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene early this morning (July 13th). Many of the team arrived in Eugene following a hugely beneficial camp at the McKenzie River Resort in Blue River. Athletes who are set to compete towards the later part of next week will acclimatise at the university from today.

The Irish team of 21 athletes will join the over 3,700 athletes and team officials from around the world who will be moving into their temporary home at the University of Oregon.

The World Athletics Championships began in 1983 in Helsinki, Finland, and have produced some of the greatest moments in Irish sporting history, including gold medal performances from Eamonn Coughlan (1983), Sonia O’Sullivan (1995), Olive Loughnane (2009), and Robert Heffernan (2013). This will be the first time that the World Athletics Championships have been hosted on U.S. soil, taking place at the reimagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon which is expected to draw a global audience of 1 billion.

Championship preview including Irish athlete competition times to follow
World Athletics Championships Promotional Video HERE
Oregon22 Website HERE
Event Schedule HERE
Select Irish athlete photos HERE
Irish World Championships Medal History HERE

IRISH TEAM

ATHLETE CLUB EVENT
Rhasidat Adeleke Tallaght AC Women's 400m
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Mixed 4x400m Relay

Women's 4x100m Relay

 

Sophie Becker Raheny Shamrock AC Women's 400m & Mixed 4x400m
Louise Shanahan Leevale AC Women's 800m
Sarah Healy UCD AC Women's 1500m
Sarah Lavin Emerald AC Women's 100m Hurdles & Women's 4x100m Relay
Sharlene Mawdsley Newport AC Mixed 4x400m Relay
Molly Scott St. Laurence O'Toole AC Women's 4x100m Relay
Joan Healy Leevale AC Women's 4x100m Relay
Sarah Leahy Killarney Valley AC Women's 4x100m Relay
Lauren Roy City of Lisburn AC Women's 4x100m Relay
Adeyemi Talabi Longford AC Women's 4x100m Relay
Kate Doherty (Non travelling Reserve) Dundrum South Dublin AC Women's 4x100m Relay

 

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