Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Leon Reid (Athletics)

European finalist has previously represented Britain at underage level

Age: 26

Event: 200m

Club: Menapians AC

Reclaimed the 200m national title in impressive fashion in June, clocking 20.79 to defeat Mark Smyth (20.97) and Marcus Lawler (20.99). Formerly a British underage representative, his 20.27 from Birmingham in 2018 remains his best and ranks him number one on the Irish all-time 200m list, though not then eligible for Irish record purposes. Also a finalist at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin. His mother was from Belfast, his adopted mother from Wexford.

Ian O'Riordan

Ian O'Riordan

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