2022 Commonwealth Games - 3 Gymnasts, 3 Finals & 1 Medal!

2nd August 2022, 16:55p.m. | International

02.08.22 Birmingham, United Kingdom; Ewan McAteer has delivered a 6th place finish with a score of 13.750 on vault in his second Commonwealth Games Final. The Antrim native once again showcased his talent and composure as those inside the Birmingham Arena were treated to a Vault Final of the highest quality.

Ewan’s performance followed on from yesterday’s Silver medal for Rhys McClenaghan on Pommel and 5th place finish for Eamon Montgomery on Floor. Their focus now moves to the European Championships in Munich where they will join their senior teammates Dominick Cunningham and Daniel Fox. In all 16 gymnasts will represent Ireland at the Munich 2022 Games across the Men's and Women's Senior and Junior Competitions.

Speaking after today's final, Ewan McAteer had this to say: “I’m very proud of my performance at my second Commonwealth Games. My goal coming out here was to make a final so to achieve that is something I'm so happy with. I really went for a medal in the final and am disappointed to have had a fall on my second vault, but I am walking away from these games with the view that they were a major success.”

Speaking from Birmingham, Gymnastics Ireland’s Men’s National Performance Coach, Luke Carson reviewed today’s performance: “Ewan’s first vault was one of his best of the year. His second vault was just overcooked. Too much rotation caused him to need to place his hands down which was costly to his average score. We are now focused on the European Championships.”

Conor McGovern, personal coach of Ewan had this to say following the event: “Delighted with our performance. The goal was to go out and get top 8 on Vault and we did that with a 6th place finish. The work here has got us ready and sharpened our competition skills so we are ready for Europeans.”

Gymnastics Ireland’s Performance and Technical Manager Sally Johnson added: “Well done to Ewan on making finals; having all three gymnasts make the finals is a great reflection on the hard work and preparation put in by all! I am very proud to see their the success! Congratulations to the team.”

Commenting on the Games, Gymnastics Ireland CEO Mr. Ciaran Gallagher said: “Congratulations to Ewan on hitting his target of a 2022 CWG final - while he was unlucky with his 2nd vault, he has certainly cemented his place as a world class vaulter over the past number of days in Birmingham. This closes out a great games for our lads… 3 gymnasts, 3 finals and 1 medal - this is very encouraging as we now shift our focus to the 2022 European Championships in Munich in a few weeks! Again congrats to Rhys, Eamon & Ewan and of course coaches Luke & Conor plus the wider support team. Roll on Munich 2022…”

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