Throwback Thursday: Derval’s agonising fourth
Derval O Rourke, 3 time Olympian, World Indoor Champion and multiple European medalist missed out on a world medal by just a tenth of a second in 2009. After a disappointing performance in 2008, Derval would take on 5 Olympic finalists in Berlin and also put the great Sally Pearson back into 5th.
O Rourke showcased her championship pedigree by setting a season’s best in each round culminating in an Irish record in the final. Derval would go on to take two hundreds off it in Barcelona the following year.
|6||Ginnie Powell||United States||12.78|
|7||Dawn Harper||United States||12.81|