Friday 27 April 2018

Alice Kinsella, daughter of former Ireland international Mark, wins gymnastics gold for England at Commonwealth Games

England's Alice Kinsella on her way to Gold during the Women's Balance Beam at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre during day five of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.
England's Alice Kinsella on her way to Gold during the Women's Balance Beam at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre during day five of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Max Ryan

The daughter of former Republic of Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella has won gold for England in the women’s balance beam event at the Commonwealth Games.

Alice Kinsella (17) has now made the podium on three occasions at the Games in Queensland, having already won silver in the artistic team all-around and bronze in the artistic individual all-around.

Kinsella fended off stern competition in the shape of host-nation favourite Georgia-Rose Brown to collect her third medal of the Games.

Despite enjoying a stellar Games, the young gymnast is looking forward to relaxing her strict diet.

"It's been hard but I am just going to go back now and eat as much as I can," she said.

"Pizza and brownies will be the best. It has been so hard to resist them and I have probably only got a day to do it so I need to make the most."

Kinsella’s father represented Ireland 48 times at senior level and enjoyed a five-and-a-half-year  stint in the Premier League with Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa.

He is now the assistant manager of Drogheda United who are in League of Ireland Cup action tonight against St. Mochtas.

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