McClenghan hits 15.266 on Pommel in Tokyo2020 qualifiers

24th July 2021, 07:23am | International

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Team Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan scored an impressive 15.266 on pommel today at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers. He is currently ranked 1st at the end of subdivision 1 with two more subdivisions to go. The qualification competition is scheduled to finish at 2pm Irish time.

“It was a good day at the office. I am an Olympian now and that is a dream come true. We are as prepared as we can be. I am relying on the preparation that we have done so far to replicate my routine today and do it better.” said McClenaghan.

Commenting on the achievement, Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher added:

‘The pressure was on and Rhys rose to the occasion delivering a superb routine when it was needed. There is long wait now until the conclusion of sub division 3 to close out the qualifications and confirm finalists however I think it’s safe to say Rhys, our National Coach Luke Carson and Performance & Technical Manger Sally Johnson have much to be proud of!’

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