Robert HEFFERNAN

Robert HEFFERNAN - Ireland - 2013: Gold medal at World Championships in 50km walk.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 14 August 2013

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 28 February 1978
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Cork, Ireland.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Ireland
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Robert HEFFERNAN - Ireland - 2013: Gold medal at World Championships in 50km walk.

Robert Hefferan walking into history as Ireland's third gold medalist at a World Athletics Championship.

Following his disappointment at missing a medal at the 2012 Olympics, where he finished fourth,

Robert gave an outstanding performance in Moscow to win his first major title. His time, although the

fastest in the world for 2013, was still two seconds slower than his best - set ironically in London

which "only" got him a fourth place.


The other Irishman to win a gold medal was Eamonn Coghlan in the 5000m at the first

World Championships in Helsinki in 1983.  The date – 14 August – the same date as the Moscow

50km Race Walk .

Sonia O'Sullivan was Ireland's only other gold medalist at a World Championship.


 

 1  Robert HEFFERNAN   IRE  3:37.56
 2  Mikhail RYZHOV  RUS  3:38:58
 3   Jared TALLENT  AUS  3:40:03
 4  Ihor HLAVAN  UKR  3:40:39
 5  Matej TÓTH  SVK  3:41:07
 6  Grzegorz SUDOL  POL  3:41:20
 7  Ivan NOSKOV  RUS  3:41:36
 8  Lukasz NOWAK  POL  3:43:38

 

 

2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Final men's 50 k race walk.


 1.  Matej Tóth  Slovakia  3:40:58
 2.  Jared Tallent  Australia  3:41:16 SB
 3.  Hirooki Arai  Japan  3:41:24 SB
 4.  Evan Dunfee  Canada  3:41:38 NR
 5.  Yu Wei  China  3:43:00
 6.  Robert Heffernan
 Ireland  3:43:55
 7.  Håvard Haukenes  Norway  3:46:33 PB
 8.  Yohann Diniz  France  3:46:43 SB