Three stories, one city, one start line. Track the journey of Belfast’s Stephen Scullion, Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward to the men’s Olympic marathon in Sapporo and you’ll find a multitude of ways to reach the same destination.
Stephanie Meadow produced a superb final round in the women’s golf tournament in Tokyo this morning to charge up the leaderboard but her effort wasn’t quite enough for a medal, the 29-year-old Jordanstown native finishing seventh.
It was supposed to be ‘Super Sunday’ but instead sighs of disappointment were heard from living rooms around the island as Team Ireland failed to take home the medals some of our biggest names were promised on a day of near misses.
Northern Ireland Paralympic star Michael McKillop has praised Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka for speaking out about their mental health and says it’s high time that people understand the level of pressure that elite athletes now have to deal with.
Stephanie Meadow produced a stunning finish to hang on to the coat-tails of the medal chase alongside her Ireland team-mate Leona Maguire at the midway stage of the Olympic women’s golf tournament at Kasumigaseki Country Club.
The Olympics deservedly has the reputation as the greatest sporting spectacle in the world and the Tokyo games has brought the drama and excitement to a new level in spite of the restrictions on crowds due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A frustrated Ciara Mageean revealed a torn calf muscle had been behind her below-par performance in the first round of the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday, the two-time European medallist trailing home 11th in 4:07.29 which ended her Games.
Billy Walsh now knows how football legend Denis Law felt when he back-heeled a goal for Manchester City on the last full day of the 1973-74 English league season which help send his beloved Manchester United into the then second division.
Before he went to Tokyo, Aidan Walsh was better known as Michaela Walsh’s kid brother. But he comes home as Belfast’s ninth Olympic medallist following in the footsteps of some of the legendary figures in the pugilist trade in the city where boxing matters.
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