Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - David Kenny (Athletics)

Kenny will follow in the footsteps of his coach Robert Heffernan

David Kenny with his gold medal at the U-23 European Championships earlier this month. Photograph: Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images for European Athletics

Age: 22

Event: 20km walk

Club: Farranfore Maine Valley

Fresh from winning a silver medal at the European Under-23 Championships in Estonia, Kenny has been in excellent form this season, securing a new 20km walk best of 1:23:06 in Dudince back in March before going on to retain his national 20k walk title in Galway on June 12th. Coached by 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Robert Heffernan.

Ian O'Riordan

Ian O'Riordan

Ian O'Riordan is an Irish Times sports journalist writing on athletics