Monday 27 February 2017

Ireland's Shannon McCurley exits the women's keirin competition after the repechage

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Shannon McCurley of Ireland following her fourth place finish in the repechage of the Women's Keirin at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, Barra da Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Shannon McCurley of Ireland following her fourth place finish in the repechage of the Women's Keirin at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, Barra da Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Ireland's first ever female track cyclist Shannon McCurley has exited the Olympics in the first round stage of the women's keirin competition at the Rio Olympic velodrome.

The 24-year-old Australian-born Irishwoman was was fifth in her first-round heat, dropping into the repechage.

The repechage offered her a second chance at progressing, although she failed to take advantage. She needed to win but could only manage a fourth-place finish.

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