Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Mark Downey (Cycling - track)

Downey hails from a family steeped in cycling

Mark Downey of Ireland celebrates winning a bronze medal at the  Track Cycling World Championships in 2019. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Mark Downey of Ireland celebrates winning a bronze medal at the Track Cycling World Championships in 2019. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

 

Age: 25

Event: Men’s Madison

From Dromore in Co Down, Downey hails from a family steeped in cycling, his father Seamus also competed in the Olympics for cycling - at the LA Games in 1984. With three World Cup wins and a European bronze medal in the 2016/17 season alone, Downey soon declared his own potential. Alongside Felix English, Downey is part of an exciting pairing that has already spent a stint in this Olympiad ranked number one. One of the two will also compete in the Omnium, a decision which will be made closer to the Games.

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