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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 March 2006, 17:14 GMT
O'Rourke celebrates indoors gold
Derval O'Rourke
Derval O'Rourke celebrates her 60 metres hurdles win
Ireland's Derval O'Rourke has won the 60 metres hurdles gold medal on the second day of the World Indoor Championships in Moscow.

The 24-year-old from Cork clocked an Irish record of 7.84 seconds to claim the title from Glory Alozie of Spain and Sweden's Susanna Kallur.

"I worked hard for this result. I was nervous, but everything was okay during the run," said O'Rourke.

"I became more confident in every session of the competition."

James Nolan was not able to claim a medal in the 1500 metres, finishing sixth in three minutes 43.98 seconds as European indoor champion Ivan Heshko thwarted Kenyans Daniel Kipchirchir Komen and Elkanah Angwenyi.

David McCarthy faded to last in his 400 metres semi-final after lying fourth with 100m remaining, finishing in 47.11secs.

Chris Brown of the Bahamas won in 46.10secs, followed by Jamaica's Davian Clarke and Dimitriy Petrov of Russia who posted 46.23secs and 46.44secs respectively.

Maria McCambridge and Roisin McGettigan were never in contention in their 3,000 metres race where Ethiopian Meseret Defar easily defended her title in 8:38.80.

The Irish pair trailed at the back of the field throughout the contest and finished 10th and 13th in times of 9:07.26 and 9:28.85 respectively.





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