Sunday 21 January 2018

Irish gymnast Kieran Behan qualifies for Olympics

Kieran Behan,
Kieran Behan,

Irish gymnast Kieran Behan ensured his place at the Olympics this summer with a fine display in the qualifiers in Rio last night.

Behan, who become just the second gymnast in history to represent Ireland in the Olympics at the London Games four years ago, acquired a score of 14.966 to take a fourth place finish at the meeting held at the HSBC Arena.  Subsequently, he will compete in Monday’s final.

The London born 26-year-old is the third Irish athlete to qualify for the games in Rio this week, following boxer Brendan Irvine and swimmer Nicholas Quinn.

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