Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Robert McDonnell (Athletics)

At 19, McDonnell is the youngest member of the track and field team

 Robert McDonnell (second right) at this year’s National Championships. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Robert McDonnell (second right) at this year’s National Championships. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

 

Age: 19

Event: Mixed 4x400m Relay Team

Club: Galway City Harriers

The youngest track and field member, McDonnell has continued his rapid rise in 2021 with a brilliant 400m best of 46.59 at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast in May. McDonnell would go on to secure the U-20 national title at 200m, before finishing with bronze in the 400m at the national senior championships.

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