Participants

Rhys MCCLENAGHAN

Rhys MCCLENAGHAN
    Artistic Gymnastics
Birth Date:  21 Jul 1999
Place of Birth:  DUNDONALD
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  18
Gender:   Men


Rhys MCCLENAGHAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 7 Apr 9:09
Gold Medal Event Men's Individual All-Around Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 15:27
Gold Medal Event Men's Pommel Horse Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 Montreal, CAN Men's Pommel Horse 14 14.300
2017 Montreal, CAN Men's Individual All-Around 190 14.300

Occupation: Student (sportsaid.org.uk, 29 Apr 2016)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Luke CARSON (NIR) (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 12 Apr 2016)


Reason: Climber when he was really young and would do somersaults in the house. His aunt did gymnastics and suggested his parents get him into the sport. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 12 Apr 2016)
Ambition: "The minimum age for male Olympic gymnasts is 18, so Tokyo 2020 (Olympics) are my big goal." (sportsaid.org.uk, 29 Apr 2016)
Hero: Olympic medallist gymnasts Max WHITLOCK (ENG) and Louis SMITH (ENG). (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 12 Apr 2016)
Influence: â€œMy mum and dad inspire me, support me and have always been there for me when I need them.â€? (sportsaid.org.uk, 12 Jan 2018)
Additional information

RISING STAR
Enjoyed a successful campaign at the 2016 Artistic Gymnastics British Championships, finishing third in the pommel horse, behind world champion Max WHITLOCK (ENG) and Olympic silver medallist Louis SMITH (ENG). (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 12 Apr 2016)

FIRST 
Became the first ever Irish gymnast to earn a medal at a European Championships at any level, with silver in the pommel horse in the U18 category at the 2016 Junior European Championships in Bern, Switzerland. (irishnews.com, 6 Jun 2016)

CUP CHAMP
Claimed gold for Ireland in the pommel horse at the World Challenge Cup in Croatia in May 2017. (rte.ie, 20 May 2017)

ASSISTANCE
In 2014, his coach, Luke CARSON, launched a fundraising campaign through PledgeSports, in a bid to raise UK£3000 - the bare minimum McCLENAGHAN required in order to compete at the 2015 European Youth Olympics Festival in Tibilsi, Georgia. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 27 May 2017)

GLOBAL
Has a large map of the world on his bedroom wall, with pins identifying every stop he has made so far in his gymnastics career. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 27 May 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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