Friday, March 18, 2016
Schedule for the World Indoor Championships...17th to 20th Mar 2016
The IAAF World Indoor Championships are being held in Portland, Oregon from the 17th to the 20th of March 2016. There isn't much Irish interest in this one with just Rose-Anne Galligan going in the Women's 1500m at 8:35pm Irish Time on Fri 18th March.
Perhaps it's because it is an Olympic year but it doesn't say much for Irish athletics when the Irish team consists of one person. I know Mark English had to pull out through injury but where are the replacements for the likes of David Gillick or Derval O'Rourke who won World Indoor Championship Gold medals in the past?
A full schedule of events with ongoing results can be seen here... http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-indoor-championships/iaaf-world-indoor-championships-5681/timetable/byday
There is some coverage on BBC2 but it tends to be mostly after midnight. There are some highlights shown during the day.
Update...Rose-Anne bows out after finishing 9th of out 10th in her heat in the 1500m.
9 Rose-Anne Galligan IRL 4:16.84
She had run 4:11.07 in Athlone back in February so she'll probably be disappointed with that time.
Posted by John Desmond at Friday, March 18, 2016