Derval O'Rourke (30) competes internationally in the 60m and 100m hurdles and is the Irish national record holder in both events.

She has participated in two Indoor World Championships, the last five Outdoor World Championships, and the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

Born in Cork, O'Rourke attended UCD where she held a sports scholarship between 2000 and 2004. She graduated with a BA Honours degree from the college in 2003 and a diploma in Business Studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Businessin 2005. She also holds an MA Business Management from Smurfit Business School.

O'Rourke is based in Dublin and is coached by Sean and Terrie Cahill. They have been involved in her coaching since October 2005.

First in action on 6 August in the heats. Start time is 10am.


2011: World Championships, Daegu, South Korea. 100m hurdles - 2nd in heats.

2010: European Championships, Barcelona, Spain. 100m hurdles – 2nd (silver).

2009: World Championships, Berlin, Germany. 100m hurdles – 4th.

2006: European Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden. 100m hurdles – 2nd (silver).

2006: World Indoor Championships, Moscow, Russia. 60m hurdles - gold.