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There is no one look of loss on the face of an Olympic medal hope. They all look on it differently, some torn between shock and surprise, others betwe(...)

Rhys McClenaghan finished seventh in the pommel horse final in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We came to witness sporting history no matter what and were left sharing some of the emotional struggle that was the performance of Rhys McClenaghan i(...)

 Rhys McClenaghan: ‘I would absolutely love for anybody to challenge gymnasts in terms of bodyweight training.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Engaging in frank confrontation and some gentle trash talk is not something typically associated with artistic gymnastics, only Rhys McClenaghan seems(...)

Co Down gymnast Rhys McClenaghan

Eight days after the biggest achievement of his career and Rhys McClenaghan’s face is still flush with emotion. Even recounting the tearful call home(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan of Ireland celebrates after his routine in men’s pommel horse final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Rhys McClenaghan became the first Irish gymnast to win a World Championship medal after the 20-year-old claimed bronze in Stuttgart on Saturday. Brit(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

Simone Biles is set to retire after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty

Simone Biles has revealed the painful cost of gymnastics greatness will contribute towards making next year’s Tokyo Olympics her last. The 22-year-ol(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan on his way to winning gold in the Pommel Horse at the  European Championships at the SSE Hydro   in Glasgow. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about Johnny-come-lately bandwagoners attaching themselves like limpets to sports they never once showed any(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan competes to take gold in the men’s pommel horse final of the artistic gymnastics  during the  European Championships  in Glasgow Photograph:  Andy Buchanan /AFP/Getty Images

Irish gymnastics history was made in Glasgow on Sunday as 19-year-old Rhys McClenaghan claimed a gold medal in the pommel horse event at the European (...)

England’s Sarah McDonald reacts after the athletics women’s 1500m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Photo: Saeed Khan/Getty Images

Team England ticked very few boxes at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, from the support officials who incomprehensibly botched the entry form for th(...)

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