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MCCLENAGHAN Rhys (IRL)

Identity

Title
Mr
Lastname
MCCLENAGHAN
Firstname
Rhys
Gender
male
Country
Ireland
City
DUBLIN
Place of birth
Antrim
Country of birth
Ireland
Year of birth
1999
Height
-
Weight
-
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Twitter account
Facebook account
Instagram account
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Occupation

Athlete

Spoken languages

English

Coach

Luke Carson [personal] (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 09 Apr 2018)

International senior debut

2017 for Ireland, World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan (belfastlive.co.uk, 30 Mar 2017)

Start sporting career

He took up gymnastics at age six at Rathgael Gymnastics Club in Bangor, Northern Ireland. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 27 May 2017)

Reason for taking up the sport

His mother encouraged him to try gymnastics as it complemented other sports he was already doing. (County Down Spectator YouTube channel, 03 May 2018; belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 27 May 2017)

Ambitions

To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (belfastlive.co.uk, 30 Mar 2017)

Trainings

He trains six days a week. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 27 May 2017)

Hero / Idol

British gymnast Max Whitlock. (bbc.co.uk, 08 Apr 2018)

Additional information

General
LEAVING RATHGAEL
In June 2018 his coach Luke Carson was made redundant by Rathgael Gymnastics Club in Ireland due to financial difficulties. McClenaghan left the club at the same time, and soon after was offered the chance to train at a facility in Dublin by Gymnastics Ireland and Sport Ireland. "I'm glad they have accommodated me in this way but it is not ideal by any means as I will be away from my friends, family and support network." (bbc.co.uk, 26 Jun 2018, 22 Jun 2018)

NATIONAL FIRSTS
He became the first Irish artistic gymnast to finish on the podium at the European junior championships when he won silver in pommel horse at the 2016 edition of the tournament in Bern, Switzerland. Two years later he became the first Irish gymnast to win a medal at the European [senior] championships, claiming gold in pommel horse at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Sep 2018; bbc.co.uk, 12 Aug 2018; belfastlive.co.uk, 30 Mar 2017)

Last update : 2018-09-12

All-Around - Senior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
190
Score Qualif.
14.300 
Pommel Horse - Senior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.300
Pommel Horse - Senior
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.150
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.850
Floor Exercise - Senior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
12.400
Pommel Horse - Senior
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.333
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.700
Parallel Bars - Senior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
12.600
Pommel Horse - Senior
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.267
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.300
Pommel Horse - Senior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.966
Parallel Bars - Senior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
12.400
All-Around - Junior
Rank Final
13
Score Final
78.948 
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
78.197 
Floor Exercise - Junior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.433
Pommel Horse - Junior
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.566
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.066
Still Rings - Junior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
99
Score Qualif.
11.466
Parallel Bars - Junior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
12.900
Horizontal Bar - Junior
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.366
Team - Junior
Rank Final
17
Score Final
229.151
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

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