Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rio'16: A second gymnast qualifies

Ellis O’Reilly has become the first Irish female gymnast ever to  qualify for an Olympic Games the games.
The London-based 18-year-old, whose grandfather came from Armagh, qualified for Rio '16 at the Aquecce Rio Test Event at the Barra Olympic Arena, the final qualifying event for the Rio games. She joins Kieran Behan who  qualified on Saturday.
O’Reilly, an A-levels student, earned her spot at  the Rio qualifying event when she finished 98th of 192 gymnasts at last year’s World Championships.
Behan went on to take silver for his floor rotation at the competition.

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