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Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop run for gold at the IPC World Championships

Updated: Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 16:58 | Comments

Jason Smyth set a world record in the T13 200m at London 2012
Jason Smyth set a world record in the T13 200m at London 2012

Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop will be in action later this evening at the IPC World Championships in Lyon.

Antrim's McKillop will be first out in the T37 800m finals at 3:05 then Smyth, from Derry, will be running for gold in the T13 200m at around 4:20.

Earlier this morning, Catherine O’Neill from Wexford finished fifth in the Women’s F51-53 Discus Final.

O’Neill, defending champion from New Zealand in 2011, did her very best to secure a medal throwing a season’s best in her fourth attempt with 5.51m. The event was won by Great Britain’s Josie Pearson.

Ireland’s youngest team member Heather Jameson also started her campaign in the semi-finals of the T37 Women's 200m.

Jameson, from Dublin, ran strongly to finish in a seasons best time of 32.16 leaving her outside the qualifying places for the final. She will be back in action in the Long Jump and 100m later in the week.

Orla Barry from Cork finished seventh in the Women’s F55-57 Shot Put this morning aswell.

Her 2nd throw of 7.20m was enough for her to secure a place in the final eight athletes and secured three further throws. She couldn’t improve on her previous throw and finished a strong seventh position.

Barry will compete in the Discus final later in the week, the event in which she won a bronze medal at London 2012.

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