60m Hurdles 100m Hurdles
Born May 28, 1981
Age 37
Place of Birth Cork, Ireland
Club Leevale AC
Coach Sean & Terrie Cahill

Derval is the ultimate championship performer and one of Ireland’s most successful track and field athletes. She is a three time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012) in the 100m hurdles and was crowned World 60m Hurdles Champion in 2006. Derval is national record holder in the 60m hurdles (7.84) and 100m hurdles (12.65). She is a two time European silver medallist (2006,2010) and has also won bronze twice at the European Indoor Championships in 2009 and 2013. The Cork native holds a master’s in Business Management from the Smurfit Business School in UCD and is married to international sailing representative Peter O’Leary.

Notable Results

World Indoor Track and Field Championships Moscow 2006 60m Hurdles Gold
European Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2006 & 2010 100m Hurdles Silver
European Indoor Track and Field Championships 2009 & 2013 60m Hurdles Bronze
IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships Berlin 2009 100m Hurdles 4th Place

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{tagger:title} Derval O'Rourke
23 / 06 / 14

Derval O'Rourke Retires From Athletics


Derval's Statistics

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Date Event Time Position Competition Venue
23.05.2010 200 23.71 3 Loughborough, GBR
24.07.2005 100 11.54 2 Dublin, IRL
11.03.2006 60H 7.84 1 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Olimpiyskiy Moscow Sports Complex Moskva, RUS
31.07.2010 100H 12.65 2 20th European Athletics Championships, Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc Barcelona, ESP
20.05.2012 150 18.25 4 Great City Games Manchester, GBR
02.02.2013 60 7.54 1 Athlone, IRL
08.12.2001 200 25.11 1 Nenagh, IRL