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Sudanese, Irish-speaking father and Kilkenny mother - The Power dynamic behind Nadia

Family support, dedication and hard work have guided Olympic hopeful to first major championship

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Nadia Power with her parents Sheila Power and Dr Abdullahi El-Tom

Nadia Power with her parents Sheila Power and Dr Abdullahi El-Tom

Nadia Power with her parents Sheila Power and Dr Abdullahi El-Tom

Back in June 1997, Dr Abdullahi El-Tom was interviewed by RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy on her Saturday night chat show to talk about why he decided to learn Irish.

Dr Abdullahi was born in Darfur and moved from Sudan to Ireland seven years previously to work as a lecturer in anthropology in Maynooth University.


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