Paralympics: Ireland takes more gold at Tokyo Games – Newstalk

Irish Paralympians have struck gold for a fourth time at the Tokyo Games.

Cyclists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal took the top spot in the B Road Race with a time of 2:35:53.

It is their second gold medal at the games and a fourth for Team Ireland in Tokyo.

Advertisement

With two golds and a silver for the entire games, Dunlevy and McCrystal have surpassed their performance in Rio.

Dunlevy, who is based in West Sussex in England, has a background in rowing.

McCrystal is one of Ireland’s best cyclists having won multiple individual titles.

The pair have been dominant in tandem paracycling with their greatest success before this coming at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 – as they claimed medals in both the time trial (gold) and the road race (silver).

While 2019 was also highly productive for the duo, with the pair winning gold and silver at the Road World Championships in Emmen in January.

They followed this up with two silvers earlier this year.

Main image: Eve McCrystal, pilot, and Katie George Dunlevy, stoker, of Ireland celebrate winning gold as they cross the line in the Women’s B road race at the Fuji International Speedway on day 10 during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Shizuoka, Japan. Picture by: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.