Derval O’Rourke’s preparation for Beijing continued last night when she competed at the European Athletics Premium Meeting in Prague. Derval finished second with her fastest time in two years, 12.90 seconds. Poland´s Aurelia Trywianska won the event, setting a new Meeting record of 12.81 and Germany’s European silver medallist Kirsten Bolm finished third in 13.07 seconds.
Derval will take centre stage at the up coming Cork City Sports which will be held at UCC Sports Complex on July 12th. She will be attempting to win the 100m Hurdles for the first time at the Cork City Sports, having come agonisingly close in previous years. Marina Topic (Slovenia), Andrea Bliss (Jamaica), Michel Catteneo (Italy), and a few quick Americans will be providing stern opposition for our local star.