Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan takes Gold in World Challenge Cup Croatia

20th May 2017, 00:00a.m. | International

20th May 2017, Croatia; 17 Year Old Irish Gymnast claims gold in the Pommel Horse Final at the World Challenge Cup in Croatia.  The young gymnast fought off seven competitors in the final this evening with a score of 14.267.  With his eyes firmly set on Tokyo 2020 qualification this result demonstrates the huge potential of this young gymnast.  McCleneghan is technically still a  Junior but competing at Senior Level.

Commenting of the achievement CEO of Gymnastics Ireland said: “This is a huge achievement for a young and very talented gymnast and reward for the hard work of Rhys, his coach Luke Carson and our Performance & Technical Manager Sally Johnson. Congratulations from all at Gymnastics Ireland”.

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