Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Shannon McCurley (Cycling - track)

McCurley will compete in the Madison at this Olympics

Track cyclist  Shannon McCurley. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Track cyclist Shannon McCurley. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

 

Age: 29

Event: Women’s Madison

Born in Melbourne, her father from Belfast and mother from Dublin, in 2016 McCurley became the first Irish woman to qualify for an Olympic track cycling event, in the Kierin, a sprint event, before switching her focus to the endurance based track events. In 2019 she also won a silver medal at the European Championships in the Scratch, before moving on to the Madison, a fast moving endurance track relay that involves two rider teams taking turns to compete over 30km.

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