Team Ireland announced for 2021 World Para Athletics European Championships

The Irish team that will compete at the World Para Athletics Championships was announced today. Team Ireland will compete in Bydgoszcz, Poland from 1-5 June at the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium. The Irish team that will represent Team Ireland in Poland boasts plenty of Paralympic Games, World and European medallists. Michael McKillop, Greta Streimikyte, Mary Fitzgerald, […]

Kobe World Para Athletics Championships Postponed to 2022

The World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan have been rescheduled to 26 August-4 September 2022. The decision follows the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 2021 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Kobe World Championships were initially scheduled for 17-26 September 2021 but have been shifted to 2022 to avoid a […]

McKillop Returns with 4th Placed Finish

McKillop Returns with 4th Placed Finish   Michael McKillop secured a slot for Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by finishing in the Top 4 in the T38 1500m final in Dubai. David Leavy produced his best ever performance to finish in 9th place overall with a great time of 4:23:86 in the same […]

Greta Streimikyte Finishes in 5th Position in Dubai  

Greta Streimikyte finished in 5th place in a gruelling T13 1500m that took place under the full glare of the Dubai sun at 11:00am.   It was anticipated to be a tactical race but Moroccan athlete, Fatima El Idrissi, surprised the field when she pushed the pace of the race in the 2nd lap and […]

Smyth is World Champion for the 8th Time

Jason Smyth has retained his World Para Athletics Championship with a blistering performance in the T13 100m final. This is Jason’s 8th World Championships win and 18th Major Championship win for a man that has never been beaten a major Paralympic Championship. Jordan Lee was the other Irish athlete that was in competition this afternoon […]

Smyth Breezes Through to Final

Jason Smyth has progressed through to the Final of the T13 100 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships with relative ease as he won his heat with a time of 10:84.   Jason, who holds the world record for this event and has never been beaten in Para Athletics event, was comfortable throughout and […]

Lee Finishes 6th in 100m Heat

Alex Lee was the sole Irish athlete in action on Day 4 of the World Para Athletics Championships as he competed in the Heats of the T64 100 metres. Alex, who is competing in his first ever World Championships, produced a good performance to finish in 6th place in his heat with a time of […]

Barry Finishes 7th in the World

An incredible level of competition left Orla Barry with a mountain to climb before her first throw as the athlete that immediately preceded her, Nassima Saifi, broke the 4 year old World Record twice in her 6 throws. The best of Orla’s 6 efforts in the Discus, 27:46m, meant that she finished seventh overall and […]

Lee Finishes 5th in Major Championships Debut

  Alex Lee has finished 5th in this Heat in the T64 400m at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai this evening. The Galway sprinter, who officially became Ireland’s first ever ‘blade runner’ ran a time of 25:22 which was just 3 tenths of a second off his best ever time in the event. […]

7th Place for McIlveen in Dubai

Conor McIlveen finished in 7th place in his heat this evening as Team Ireland’s World Para Athletics Championships got underway.   McIlveen was the first of the Irish athletes to see action at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai today as he competed in the men’s 400m T38 Heat this evening in the searing […]

Team Ireland to Depart for World Para Athletics Championships

The 11 person strong Para Athletics team will depart tomorrow morning from Dublin Airport as they travel to Dubai to compete in the World Para Athletics Championships which, for the Irish team, will get underway on Thursday, November 7th. Places at Tokyo 2020 are at stake in Dubai as athletes that finish in the Top […]