Track & Field

Meet The Team: Queen Of Speed, Kelly Proper

ATHLETE: Kelly Proper
AGE: 27
EVENT: 200m


Wednesday 26th: Heats, 12:15pm/local time: 19:15
Thursday 27th: Semi-final, Irish time: Irish time: 12:35pm/local time: 19:35
Friday 28th: Final, Irish time: 14:00/local time: 21:00

Kelly Proper is one of four Irish athletes who benefited from the IAAF quota system to qualify for the World Championships. Coming agonisingly close to the qualifying standard (23.20) this year, Proper’s season’s best of 23.24 was good enough to receive an invite to the championships. She has proven to be championship performer, setting her 200m personal best at the European championships in Zurich last year (video below).

Proper’s PB run – 2014 European Championships Semi-Final

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, physical therapist, and MSc student. He is current national 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the sprint hurdles events. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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