McClenaghan - 3 x European Champion!

26th April 2024, 19:25p.m. | International

Rimini, Italy; Rhys McClenaghan competed in the Pommel Horse Finals tonight securing the gold medal with a score of 15.300 at the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships 2024 becoming a 3-Time European Champion in the Pommel Horse. 

National Coach, Luke Carson commenting on the performance in the final:

“Very proud moment, triple European Champion! The goal was to come here and showcase Olympic level gymnastics, that was certainly achieved. Now we recoup, re-energize and work towards final improvements for Olympic Games."

Also commenting on the win, Gymnastics Ireland Performance & Technical Manager Director Sally Johnson said:

“Smooth clean performance by Rhys very professional and well composed securing his title and preparation for the Paris Olympics! Congratulations to his coach Luke and to his club, thank you to all our support team in the Sport Ireland & Sport NI!”

Also commenting on the performance, CEO Ciaran Gallagher said:

“A 3rd European title to add to his collection - absolutely superb performance yet again from Rhys as the countdown to Paris 2024 continues. Huge congratulations to Rhys and our national coach Luke Carson on another historic result! Thanks also to Sport Ireland for their continued support of our Performance programme!

Next up is Senior Vault and Junior Pommel Horse Finals tomorrow 27/4. Stay tuned for more to come!

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