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Thread: European Championships 2-12th August 2018

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    Re: European Championships 2-12th August 2018

    Might be similar to the rugby, where NI players play for Ireland. Does the Irish Gymnastics governing body cover the whole island?

    Felt sick for the synchro divers today, just needed to avoid disaster in their last dive to take the gold, but disaster duly struck and they didn't even get a medal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Can someone else explain to me how gymnast, Rhys McLenaghan, can compete for Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Games yet be representing Ireland in the European Championships? Surely competitors from Northern Ireland should be part of a GB & NI team?
    Dunno, but his coach got made redundant and Sport Ireland have paid for his coaching since then. BBC interviewed him and he probably talked about it then but I wasn't listening.

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/s...-37052167.html

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    Thanks, Hawkeye and Cazza. I understand the rugby thing but then they never compete as part of the commonwealth. It just seems a bit odd to me that he's allowed to pick and choose. It probably does come down to money in the end.

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    Not entirely sure about Gymnastic Governing Body for Northern Ireland, however as McLenaghan been training in Dublin may well be the reason. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/uk_...-gym-sessions/ Certainly at the Olympics athletes born in NI can choose to represent either GB or Ireland https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37058920

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    I think Leon Reid did the same thing. He ran for Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth but ran for Ireland in the Europeans.

    Extremely pleased for Dina Asher-Smith and her three gold medals.

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    I'd love to why the Czech Republic weren't allowed to run in the 4 x 100m relay final for men. I know our men's team couldn't run, in the 4 x 100m relay final in the World Cup in London, because one of our athletes suddenly got injured and the team weren't allowed to have a replacement.

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    Well done to both our 4x100m teams - amazing result! I've really enjoyed the whole European Championships and I really hope they stick to this format going forward with even more sports joining the party.

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    Re: European Championships 2-12th August 2018

    Fab Gold for Laura Muir 1500- gldd she got it and whilst went a bit earlier than maybe expected it payed off. Good Laura Wightman held on for the Bronze with Poland's Ennaoui taking the silver, well done! As expected Hassan took 5,000 in some style but great Eliish McGolgan took the silver, almost unbelievable though that Salmenter thought she was on the last lap before the bell and was also edged out by Chan! Marvellous end in the relays with Dina Asher Smith and Zharnel Hughes adding to their tally. Smith most impressive due to the circumstances in the race. Another young winner as 18 year old Swede Armand Duplantis took Gold in Pole Vault ahead of Russian Murgunov and former French Olympic champ Arnaud Lavillenie. Something for German crowd to celebrate as krause defended 3,000 women's Steeplechase.

    Anyway GB finished with 74 medals but 2nd to Russia as they had 5 more Gold, though 66 in total. GB did edge out Poland to top the athletics table.

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    Re: European Championships 2-12th August 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Well done to both our 4x100m teams - amazing result! I've really enjoyed the whole European Championships and I really hope they stick to this format going forward with even more sports joining the party.
    Exactly my thoughts. fed up it's over now :(
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    Re: European Championships 2-12th August 2018

    Venues for 2022 expected to be announced in 2019 and may well be joint hosts again https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...een-two-cities

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