2018 Worlds - Irish men complete qualifications

26th October 2018, 12:55p.m. | International

26th Oct 2018: Team Ireland gymnasts Adam Steele, Andrew Smith and Rhys McClenaghan competed at the Men’s Artistic qualifiers in the World Championships in Doha today. Highest score was 13.766 by Adam Steele on Vault with an All-Around score of 76.864. European Championships and Commonwealth Games pommel-horse gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan had two unlucky falls so unfortunately will not progress to finals on this occasion.

Commenting on this morning’s event CEO of Gymnastics Ireland, Mr. Ciaran Gallagher said:

‘The Irish guys completed qualifications today on what has been a very dramatic Worlds so far for all nations. Andy Smith was unlucky with a bounce out of the floor in an otherwise solid routine, Adam also suffered on Floor with a fall but put in quality performances on the 5 other apparatus for a solid AA result at his first World Championships. Disappointment also for Rhys on Pommel however there is no debating this has been an immense year for him and the rest of the Irish team. Congratulations to the guys, their coaches Sergey, Will & Luke and also to our judge Colm Murray and Performance & Technical Manager Sally Johnson. Onwards and upwards!’

Meaghan Smith is next to compete on the Women’s Artistic qualifications on Saturday 27th Oct. She will be in Subdivision 5 from 4-5.45pm Irish time.

This is the first time the World Championships are host in the Middle East. To see full results or find out more visit the official website here… http://worldgymdoha18.com/home.aspx

Arena Photo Credit: FIG International Gymnastics Federation

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