Irish gymnast, Kieran Behan secures place at 2016 Rio Olympics Games

Success for the green, white and gold and Irish male gymnast Kieran Behan has secured a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.

The 26-year-old gymnast competed in a qualifier at the Rio Test Event last night in the HSBC Barra Olympic Arena and this morning it was announced that he had secured a place at the Olympics.

The Irishman, who trains for up to thirty hours a week at Tolworth Gymnastics club in Surrey, coached by Simon Gale, was overjoyed with the his score of 14.966, which qualified him for 4th place

Speaking of the achievement, Gymnastics Ireland CEO, Mr Ciaran Gallagher said: “In qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Kieran Behan has proven once again that he is among the world’s best gymnasts.

“His hard work and dedication in addition to that of his coach Simon Gale throughout this cycle since becoming Ireland's first gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games in 2012 has been remarkable.”

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