On the 14th of August 1983 Eamonn Coghlan won the 5000 metres gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Coghlan won the race by 1.67 seconds.

We listen back to Tony O’Donoghue's commentary on Coghlan’s win.

Civic reception for Eamonn Coghlan (1983)
Civic reception for Eamonn Coghlan (1983)
Lord Mayor of Dublin Michael Keating presents a silver tea service to athlete Eamonn Coghlan, at a civic reception held in Coghlan's honour, in Dublin's Mansion House on 15 August 1983. From left to right; Eamonn Coghlan, Yvonne Coghlan (Eamonn's wife), Lord Mayor Michael Keating and an unidentified woman - possibly Keating's wife.
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30 years to the day after Coghlan's win Rob Heffernan wins gold medal for Ireland in 50km walk at World Championships.
Read more about Rob's Win on RTÉ Sport

Rob Heffernan
Rob Heffernan celebrates his win. 14 August, 2013.