Thursday 18 July 2019

Agony as Mullen just misses bronze

Cyclist Ryan Mullen finished fourth in the 28.6km time trial. Photo: Deposit stock images
Cyclist Ryan Mullen finished fourth in the 28.6km time trial. Photo: Deposit stock images

Cathal Dennehy

Cyclist Ryan Mullen came agonisingly close to a medal at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus yesterday, finishing fourth in the 28.6km time trial, just one second slower than the bronze medallist.

"I slightly misjudged it, I went over pace in the first lap and I paid for it in the last 10 minutes," he said. Team-mate Michael O'Loughlin finished sixth in the same event.

Badminton siblings Chloe and Sam Magee face must-win games in the mixed doubles tomorrow after losing to Delphine Delrue and Thom Gocquel of France. In the men's singles, Nhat Nguyen also needs a win in his final group match. Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds lost their second game of the men's doubles, as did Rachael Darragh in the women's singles.

In archery, Dubliner Maeve Reidy was eliminated in the last 16 by Inna Stepanova from Russia. Canoeist Jenny Egan reached the B final of the women's K1 500m after finishing fifth in her semi-final 1:52.67, while Ronan Foley bowed out at the semi-final stage in the men's K1 1000m.

The athletics team's involvement came to an end after they finished fourth of six teams in their quarter-final.

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