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# gymnastics

Last year
# identity
'Researching Good Friday Agreement' in fight to compete and 2022 world title win
Rhys McClenaghan reflects on a positive end to 2022 and the challenges he faced throughout the year.
# Legend
Tears of joy for McClenaghan as he becomes first Irish gymnastics world champ
The 23-year-old put to bed a difficult 15 months and made more history for Irish gymnastics in Liverpool.
# Golden Boy
Rhys McClenaghan crowned world champion with pommel horse gold
McClenaghan’s score of 15.300 gave him a wide winning margin over the rest of the field.
# narrow miss
Shock as Rhys McClenaghan misses out on European final
McClenaghan missed out on the final by a single place.
# Moving On
McAteer and Montgomery make history and join McClenaghan in Commonwealth gymnastics finals
All three Northern Ireland athletes have progressed to next week’s finals.
# Commonwealth Games
Rhys McClenaghan sets the score to beat in pommel horse qualifying
Tokyo Olympian’s score of 14.350 was comfortably the best with two of the three qualification subdivisions completed.
# Justice
'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban
The 22-year-old and two Northern Ireland team-mates have been told they are ineligible to compete in the event.
# Controversy
Russian gymnast's Ukraine invasion symbol blasted as 'shocking'
Ivan Kuliak’s shirt had the letter ‘Z’ prominently placed.
All time
# Flying the flag
'A phenomenal athlete' - Irish teen Slevin finishes 19th at World Gymnastics Championships
The Galway native made history earlier this week in Japan.
# gymnastics
McClenaghan fumes over 'slippery' pommel horse after missing out on world championship final
The 22-year-old had to compete after an unscheduled 90-minute break, during which workers disinfected the apparatus.
# one for the books
Galway's Emma Slevin makes history after reaching World Gymnastics Championships final
Slevin has reached the All Around finals after placing 21st in with a score of 50.165.
# Call it a Comeback
Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final
The American was back competing after withdrawing early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health.
# Heartbreak
'I'll come back a better gymnast and a better man' - Devastation for Rhys McClenaghan in pommel horse final
The Irishman fell during his routine, finishing seventh and missing out on a medal.
# Out
Simone Biles withdraws from women's floor final
Biles’ return to the Games is looking increasingly unlikely.
# gymnastics
Simone Biles withdraws from two of her four individual Olympic finals
The 24-year-old has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday.
# Out
Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around gymnastics event
The defending champion is not competing as she prioritises her mental health.
# Out of Action
Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.
# Mystic meg
'To officially be an Olympian is just amazing, it’s surreal' - 19-year-old Cork star delighted with debut
From the Leaving Cert to Tokyo, gymnast Meg Ryan has wrapped up her Olympic qualification competition.
# team ireland
‘We want that top spot’: The Co Down gymnast whose Olympic journey started in his back garden
Rhys McClenaghan, 22, will be unleashing his talent at the Tokyo Olympics. He’s the second focus in our new series with Indeed.
# On the plane
Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis
The 24-year-old Biles will be the oldest American women’s gymnast at the Games since 2004.
# Interview
A European Champs injury scare, the 'bigger picture' of Olympics and vlogging life as an elite athlete
Rhys McClenaghan had a wrist injury heading into the recent European Gymnastics Championships.
# plucky number Slevin
Gymnast Emma Slevin finishes 19th in historic European final appearance
The Galway teenager today became the first Irish woman to appear in an all-around European final.
# Euro Vision
Galway's Emma Slevin makes history by qualifying for European Gymnastics final
Irish duo produce ‘a superb day for women’s gymnastics in Ireland’.
# Sex Abuse
The story behind the scandal that shook US sport
Director Jon Shenk speaks about his new documentary ‘Athlete A’ and how a deeply flawed system led to years of sexual abuse in gymnastics.
# Interview
The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.
# Dedication
'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.
# Dream Come True
'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'
Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.
# gymnast
'It meant a lot' - Biles takes career record to 25 medals with win in world championships
The 22-year-old was crowned world floor champion for the fifth time in Stuttgart today.
# gymnastics
Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final
Newtownards youngster adds historic world medal to his CV in Stuttgart.
# good reads
Antrim hurling's Maradona, Eddie Hearn's profit before people, and the week's best sportswriting
Put the feet up.
# Gymnastics Ireland
Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k
The schoolgirl had been working on a trampoline when the accident happened in May 2017.
'I want a poster outside one of my gyms and have it full of people wanting to aspire to what I’ve achieved'
Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan talks injury, turmoil, and Conor McGregor.
# tokyo 2020
'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'
Rhys McClenaghan tells The42 about his medal success in 2018, falling short at the World Championships and why the Irish mentality toward international competition has to change.
# down and out
Fall sees Rhys McClenaghan crash out of World Championships
There were high hopes for the reigning European and Commonwealth champion heading into today’s qualification.
# Rhys McClenaghan
'I'm not one to just go and compete': Ireland's first-ever gymnastics gold medallist has big plans
Teenage gymnast Rhys McClenaghan reflects on his incredible achievement at the European Championships.
# Gold Rush
Teenager Rhys McClenaghan wins gymnastics gold for Ireland at European Championships
The 19-year-old has won Ireland’s first gymnastics medal at the European Championships.
# gymnastics
Irish teen gymnast Rhys McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final
McClenaghan, 19, will have a chance to add another pommel horse medal to his growing collection.
# gymnastics coach
US university agrees to pay $500m to settle Larry Nassar sex abuse claims
The deal covers about 332 victims of the gymnastics coach.
# issue
'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced'
The gymnast sex-abuse survivors say the epidemic goes far beyond Larry Nassar.
# your flexible friend
'I don’t want to go and just take part in the competitions'
Co. Down native Rhys McClenaghan is gunning for medals in Australia this weekend.