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Rhys McClenaghan dominates on pommel at the 2019 National Series Super Championships

28th July 2019, 20:10pm | National Series

Rhys On Pommel

28th July 2019; Rhys McClenaghan dominated on pommel in the Men’s Artistic competition at the National Series Super Championships which took place on 27th & 28th July at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. McClenaghan’s routine was in preparation for the upcoming World Cup in Paris and scored a huge 15.200 again hitting one of the highest scores in the world on this apparatus this year.

Commenting on the event, 2018 European Champion Rhys McClenaghan said:

“I was very happy to compete at the National Series Super Championships. I use this competition as a sort of stepping stone towards bigger competitions such as World Cups and Word Championships in October and it’s the perfect scenario for me to do a competition.”

“The skill level of the younger gymnasts especially, has just improved so much from being able to compete at competitions like this (…), it’s very busy, it’s like this at international competitions so for them to come here and gain that experience is so important. It’s good for them to compete alongside the senior athletes as well because it gives them something to look at and they go back to the gym, it gets them even more motivated, that’s what I took from competitions like this when I was younger.” Rhys added.

The Gymnastics Ireland flagship competitive event saw 800 gymnasts of all levels competing for gold across 6 disciplines with over 1200 spectators supporting.

Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher said:

“It has been a fantastic weekend of competition at the National Series Super Championships. Our next generation of gymnasts got to compete alongside our star seniors such as 2019 World Cup Champion Rhys McClenaghan in a world class field of play set-up. Congratulations to the clubs, coaches, judges and of course GI events team who all worked together to make the weekend such a success."

The complete list of results of the weekend can be found on the Gymnastics Ireland scores website.

Attention now shifts to the new ‘National Series Super Camp’, the new Gymnastics Ireland summer camp for coach learning & gymnast development which will take place for the first time from Monday the 29th July to the 2nd August. The camp is suitable for all competitive members in all disciplines. During the camp World & Olympic medallists Bryony Page, Flavius Koczi & Logan Dooley will join gymnastics legend Daniela Silivas for a panel discussion in a what is sure to be a great opportunity to get a first-hand insight into the experience of top level gymnastics training & coaching for those who have and continue to pursue the Olympic dream. The camp will take place in the Sport Ireland Indoor Arena with full use of the National Gymnastics Training Centre and Athletics Arena.

Our resident media company Hello Deer Media yet again captured some spectacular photography of the event which can be viewed on our Facebook Page and equally impressive video highlights of the weekend, which you can see below…

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