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Rhys McClenaghan made history!

August 13, 2018

Congratulations to Rhys McClenaghan, who made history yesterday by winning Ireland’s first ever European gymnastics medal after taking gold on the pommel horse in at the European Championships in Glasgow.

The 19-year-old, the first Irish gymnast ever to make the final, secured top spot with a score of fantastic score 15.300, beating the personal best he set in the qualifying round.

Rhys, who benefits from Olympic Solidarity scholarship funding, was a member of the Irish Olympic Team at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2015.  We look forward to seeing him on future Olympic teams.


Hats off also to his support team at Gymnastics Ireland which includes his coach, Luke Carson, and Performance Director, Sally Johnson.


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