World O65 800m champion, West Waterford’s Joe Gough. Photo: Kieran Carlin.
West Waterford AC’s Joe Gough has done it again. The man that is getting better with age this morning claimed gold in the 800m Over 65 Final at the World Masters’ Track and Field Championships in Malaga.
He won the race in style in a time of 2 minutes 16.38 seconds, over three seconds ahead of Michael Barrand of Australia in silver medal position, with Carlos Humberto Loaiza Londono of Colombia taking bronze. Another brilliant achievement from Joe on the world stage.
On Sunday he won his semi-final in a time of 2 minutes 28.11 seconds to make it through to this morning’s final.
And Joe is not finished yet. On Saturday next in he will compete in the 1500 metres semi-final and hopefully in the final on Sunday.