Team Ireland in Nanjing 2014

August 27, 2014

Team Ireland returned home to Dublin Airport on Saturday 30th August at 12.00 noon to a fantastic reception.

The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented young athletes aged from 15 to 18 from around the world and featured over 3,500 athletes in 28 sports over a 12-day period.

Ireland were represented by 16 athletes in 7 sports, with 14 performance support staff.

Ireland return with 4 medals and some outstanding performances against the world’s best Youth Olympians.

Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey said ” I’d like to thank our Chef de Mission Martin Burke, the coaching and medical support team, and especially our 16 athletes for their professional approach over the past weeks in the Hong Kong training camp and in the Olympic Village in Nanjing. The experience in this high level multi sport event will be an excellent platform for the athletes to build on in future years”

Team Ireland Chef de Mission added ” As a group we created a very positive performance team environment. The athletes were able to embrace both the performance and cultural aspects of the Games. I’ts been a great experience for all of us and i’m delighted that the athletes are bringing back medals, personal bests and many special memories from the Youth Olympic Games”

Team Ireland Nanjingweb

Please find attached the full list of Irish results.

Name Sport Event Result
Adam King Athletics Men’s Hammer Throw Rank: 8 (out of15) – Result: 71.49
Eoin Sheridan Athletics Men’s Discus Throw Rank: 13 (out of 16) – Result: 51.19
Louise Shanahan Athletics Women’s 800m Rank: 6 (out of 19) – Result: 2:08.29
(Personal Best)
Michaela Walsh Athletics Women’s Shot Put Rank: 6 (out of 14) – Result: 15.69
(Personal Best)
Roseanna McGuckian Athletics Women’s 200m Rank: 11 (out of 21) – Result: 25.15
Christina Desmond Boxing Women’s Middle (69-75kg) 4th place
Ciara Ginty Boxing Women’s Light (57-60kg) Silver Medal
Michael Gallagher Boxing Men’s Heavy (91kg) Bronze Medal
Robert Hendrick Canoeing C1 Head to Head Sprint – Men Rank: 11 (out of 14) – Result: 2:14.706
Robert Hendrick Canoeing C1 Obstacle Slalom – Men Silver Medal
Michael  Duffy Equestrian Jumping Individual Rank: 5 (out of 23) – Total Penalties: 4
Michael  Duffy Equestrian Jumping International Team Gold Medal for Team Mix Europe
Kevin Le Blanc Golf Men’s Individual Stroke Play Rank: 16 (out of 32) – Result: 217 (+1)
Kevin Le Blanc Golf Mixed Team (with Olivia Mehaffey) Rank: 27 (out of 30) – Result: 300 (+12)
Olivia Mehaffey Golf Women’s Individual Stroke Play Rank: 20 (out of 29) – Result: 227 (+11)
Olivia Mehaffey Golf Mixed Team (with Kevin LeBlanc) Rank: 27 (out of 30) – Result: 300 (+12)
Eimear Lambe Rowing Junior Women’s Single Sculls Rank: 11 (out of 24) – Result: 4:03.82
Calum Bain Swimming Men’s 50m Freestyle Rank: 17 (out of 51) – Result: 23.57
Calum Bain Swimming Men’s 50m Butterfly Rank: 27 (out of 45) – Result: 25.69
Calum Bain Swimming Men’s 100m Freestyle Rank: 29 (out of 37) – Result: 52.51
Dearbhail McNamara Swimming Women’s 50m Breastsroke Rank: 27 (out of 32) – Result 35.17
Dearbhail McNamara Swimming Women’s 100m Breastsroke Rank: 22 (out of 29) – Result 1:13.79
Dearbhail McNamara Swimming Woment’s 200m Breastsroke Rank: 10 (out of 22) – Result: 2:34.39
Laoise Fleming Swimming Women’s 200m Freestyle Rank: 32 (out of 36) – Result: 2:08.93
Laoise Fleming Swimming Women’s 50m Backstroke Rank: 37 (out of 38) – Result: 31.64
Laoise Fleming Swimming Women’s 100m Backstroke Rank: 30 (out of 33) – Result: 1:06.21
Laoise Fleming Swimming Women’s 200m Backstroke Rank: 24 (out of 28) – Result: 2:21.89

Team Ireland

Athletics: Adam King (Hammer), Roseanna McGuckian (200m), Louise Shanahan (800m), Eoin Sheridan (discus), Michaela Walsh (shotput)

Boxing: Michael Gallagher, Christina Desmond, Ciara Ginty

Canoeing: Robert Hendrick

Equestrian: Michael Duffy

Golf: Kevin Le Blanc, Olive Mehaffey

Rowing: Eimear Lambe

Swimming: Laoise Fleming, Dearbhail McNamara, Calum Bain

Support Staff: Martin Burke (Chef de Mission), Gary Power (Athletics), Stephen Connolly and Billy McClean (Boxing), Eoin Rheinisch (Canoeing), John Leddingham (Equestrian), Dave Kearney (Golf), Clare Cox (Rowing), Pearse McGuigan (Swimming), Dr Dave Fegan/Dr Rod McLoughlin, Sinead Murphy and Niamh Maguire (Medical), and Leah Ewart (Team Ireland Young Ambassador and 2010 Singapore Youth Olympian)

Medal Table

Whilst the IOC do not place an emphasis on a medal table- of the 205 Nations taking part only 81 countries won individual medals – team medals were not included in the medal table.

Ireland with 2 silver and 1 bronze finished joint 59th of 205 Nations. (note we did win a team Gold medal in showjumping )

 

 

Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

China

38

13

13

64

2

Russia

27

19

11

57

3

Individual Olympic Athletes

13

12

14

39

4

United States

10

5

7

22

5

France

8

3

9

20

6

Japan

7

9

5

21

7

Ukraine

7

8

8

23

8

Italy

7

8

6

21

9

Hungary

6

6

11

23

10

Brazil

6

6

1

13

11

Azerbaijan

5

6

1

12

12

Great Britain

5

5

10

20

13

Poland

5

0

2

7

14

South Korea

4

6

5

15

15

Australia

4

3

14

21

16

Belarus

4

3

0

7

17

Ethiopia

3

3

2

8

17

Chinese Taipei

3

3

2

8

18

Thailand

3

2

3

8

20

Lithuania

3

2

2

7

21

North Korea

3

2

0

5

22

Kazakhstan

3

1

4

8

23

Croatia

3

1

1

5

24

Jamaica

3

1

0

4

25

Iran

3

0

3

6

26

Germany

2

8

16

26

27

Bulgaria

2

4

0

6

28

Uzbekistan

2

3

3

8

29

Romania

2

3

0

5

30

Armenia

2

2

3

7

30

Slovenia

2

2

3

7

32

Kenya

2

2

1

5

33

Spain

2

1

6

9

34

Egypt

2

1

5

8

35

New Zealand

2

1

2

5

36

Cuba

2

1

1

4

37

Singapore

2

1

0

3

37

Switzerland

2

1

0

3

39

Netherlands

1

4

5

10

40

Turkey

1

3

6

10

41

Czech Republic

1

3

3

7

42

Argentina

1

2

4

7

43

Sweden

1

2

3

6

44

Moldova

1

1

1

3

45

Vietnam

1

1

0

2

46

Norway

1

0

3

4

47

Colombia

1

0

2

3

48

Peru

1

0

1

2

48

Austria

1

0

1

2

50

Suriname

1

0

0

1

50

South Africa

1

0

0

1

50

Zambia

1

0

0

1

50

Ghana

1

0

0

1

54

Venezuela

0

6

2

8

55

Mexico

0

5

6

11

56

Canada

0

4

3

7

57

Hong Kong

0

4

1

5

58

Belgium

0

2

4

6

59

Ireland

0

2

1

3

59

Slovakia

0

2

1

3

59

Georgia

0

2

1

3

62

Botswana

0

2

0

2

62

Greece

0

2

0

2

64

Denmark

0

1

3

4

65

Malaysia

0

1

1

2

65

Trinidad and Tobago

0

1

1

2

65

Portugal

0

1

1

2

65

Bahrain

0

1

1

2

65

Tunisia

0

1

1

2

65

India

0

1

1

2

71

Uganda

0

1

0

1

71

Mongolia

0

1

0

1

71

Dominican Republic

0

1

0

1

71

El Salvador

0

1

0

1

71

Burundi

0

1

0

1

71

Serbia

0

1

0

1

71

Bosnia and Herzegovina

0

1

0

1

71

Cyprus

0

1

0

1

71

Kyrgyzstan

0

1

0

1

80

Bahamas

0

0

2

2

81

Fiji

0

0

1

1

81

Djibouti

0

0

1

1

81

Iraq

0

0

1

1

81

Latvia

0

0

1

1

81

Grenada

0

0

1

1

81

Morocco

0

0

1

1

81

Indonesia

0

0

1

1

About YOG

What?

The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world. An event distinct from other youth sports events, as they also integrate a unique Culture and Education Programme (CEP), based around five main themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression and Well-being and Healthy Lifestyles.

The sports programme is based on that of the Olympic Games, with 28 sports featured on the summer programme and seven on the winter programme. In addition, the programme also includes exciting new disciplines and formats, such as 3-on-3 basketball, ice hockey skills challenge and mixed gender and mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) events.

Away from the field of play and through a variety of fun and interactive activities, workshops and team-building exercises, the CEP gives the participating athletes the opportunity to learn about the Olympic values, explore other cultures and develop the skills to become true ambassadors of their sport.

Who?

The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented young athletes aged from 15 to 18 from around the world (205 National Olympic Committees participated in Singapore 2010 and 69 in Innsbruck 2012).

The Summer Youth Olympic Games feature over 3,500 athletes and are held over a 12-day period, while the Winter Youth Olympic Games feature over 1,100 athletes and last 10 days.

Non-athlete participants, namely the Young Reporters, Ambassadors and Athlete Role Models, are also an integral part of the Youth Olympic Games experience.

When?

Just like the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games are held every four years. The first summer edition was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, and the first winter edition was held in Innsbruck, Austria, from 13 to 22 January 2012.

The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing, China, from August 16 to 28 in 2014 and the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lillehammer, Norway, in February 2016. The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires in Argentina in 2018.

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