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# Rhys McClenaghan

This year
# Golden Boy
Rhys McClenaghan wins gold at European Gymnastic Championships
The Irish Olympian is now the reigning World and European champion in pommel horse.
# Golden Boy
Rhys McClenaghan wins gold at European Gymnastic Championships
The Irish Olympian is now the reigning World and European champion in pommel horse.
# Flying the flag
Rhys McClenaghan qualifies for European Championships final in first place
Irish Olympian advances in Antalya.
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.
# Onwards
McClenaghan reaches pommel horse final at World Championships in first position
McClenaghan previously secured a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships.
# narrow miss
Shock as Rhys McClenaghan misses out on European final
McClenaghan missed out on the final by a single place.
# 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.
# Overturned
McClenaghan wins fight to compete at Commonwealth Games
Rhys McClenaghan and two fellow Northern Ireland gymnasts have been cleared to compete at this summer’s Games.
# Update
Northern Ireland gymnasts told to change Irish registration for Commonwealth Games
Rhys McClenaghan and two other gymnasts have been told they are ineligible to compete in the event this summer.
# 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.
All time
# 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.
# Class
'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak
‘It feels like the beginning of something very special,’ says the 22-year-old, with his ‘head held higher than ever’.
# 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.
# 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.
# clarification
Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds
Organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 condoms.
# 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.
# not his day
'Disappointed. I'm so much more than I demonstrated' - McClenaghan’s European medal bid falls short
One of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes for the Olympics, the 21-year-old finished fifth in Basel after a late fall.
# Going Well
McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo
Meanwhile, there were PBs and national records aplenty at the Irish national swimmimg team trials.
# 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’.
# 100 spins to tokyo
McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe
Not even the sky is the limit for the soon-to-be Olympic gymnast, who faces a test of his credentials next week.
# My Lovely Horse
'I want to be undeniably the best in the world at the Olympics'
Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan is one of Ireland’s brightest Olympic hopes and in this amazing video you can see why.
# Flying High
'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'
Pressure, pride, adrenaline, despair, peaks, troughs, heartache – Garry Doyle speaks to four Irish athletes heading to Tokyo to find out what it’s really like to qualify for the Olympics.
# 2020 vision
8 to watch in 2020: the stars we are tipping to make headlines next year
Here are some names that may be dominating conversation next 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.
# gymnastics
Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final
Newtownards youngster adds historic world medal to his CV in Stuttgart.
# prince of the pommel
McClenaghan celebrates as he secures Olympic berth and place in World final
The 20-year-old becomes the first Irish gymnast to make a World Championship final.
# Return
Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan secures World Cup silver medal 6 months on from shoulder surgery
It was the 19-year-old European Pommel Horse Champion’s first competitive outing since the injury.
'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.
# Award Season
RTÉ confirm nominees for 2018 Team of the Year and Young Sportsperson of the Year
The winners will be unveiled on Saturday night in Dublin.
# 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.
# it's gold baby
'There is so much more to come, I can promise you that. My eyes are set on the world title'
The world is at the feet of 19-year-old gymnast Rhys McClenaghan.
# 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.
# 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.
# Take a Bow
Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar
It was a day to remember for Rhys McClenaghan in Doha.