Tokyo 2020 - Get to know Meg Ryan

9th July 2021, 17:38p.m. | National

Meg Ryan – Women’s Artistic Gymnast

  • Age: 19
  • Birthplace: Cork
  • Coach: Emma Hamill
  • Trains: Douglas Gymnastics Club (Cork) & National Gymnastics Training Centre (Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin)
  • All-Around Gymnast

Career Highlights: Silver medal on uneven bars at the 2019 World Cup Turkey.

Meg Ryan is a senior Irish gymnast who delivered Ireland’s first World Cup podium finish at the 2019 World Challenge Cup in Turkey winning silver on Uneven Bars. She is a multiple gold medallist at national level and also won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2017 Gymnastics Ireland National Awards and was the Irish flag bearer at the European Youth Olympics 2017.

Meg and teammate Rhys McClenaghan will represent Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The two gymnasts are among the first generation of gymnasts to come through the restructured Gymnastics Ireland High-Performance system now based at the Sport Ireland Campus. McClenaghan will be up first to compete on Pommel on Saturday 24th July, while Ryan will compete in the Women's All-Around event on Sunday 25th July. Further details on how to watch the games on RTE will be announced soon.

Best of luck in their final preparations before departure!

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