Another medal for Katie George Dunlevy in Rio

Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver

Another medal for Katie George Dunlevy in Rio

Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have added a silver medal to the gold that they won in the Time Trial last Wednesday by finishing in second place in the Women’s B Tandem Road Race in Rio.

It was another brilliant performance from the Irish duo - giving Donegal yet more reason to be proud.

Katie George's father John is fropm Mountcharles.

Poland’s Iwona Podkoscielna and Aleksandra Teclaw got gold in the women’s race with New Zealand’s Emma Foy and Laura Thompson winning bronze.

The composed duo of Dunlevy and McCrystal put themselves towards the front of the race for the majority of the mountainous course to win Ireland’s fifth cycling medal at the Paralympic Games.

The planned 90km race was cut to 75km following a delayed start due to a crash in an earlier race, in which Iranian paracyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad unfortunately lost his life.

Speaking after winning their silver medal the Irish women were delighted with their result describing a tough race: “It was a really, really hard race, one of the hardest I’ve done. We came into it with the pressure off us but we wanted to win it, we wanted to do well in it.”