Chloe confirmed for Rio Olympics


Chloe confirmed for Rio Olympics

Chloe Magee can start her preparations for the Rio Olympics after her place on Team Ireland was confirmed today.

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has announced jointly with Badminton Ireland, the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, Gymnastics Ireland and Rowing Ireland, the first 14 athletes who have been formally selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Chloe will represent Ireland in the Badminton Women’s Singles.

It’ll be the Raphoe woman’s third Olympics - she previously took part in the Games in London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008.

The first group of selected athletes is made up of:

Badminton Ireland

Scott Evans – Men’s Singles

Chloe Magee – Women’s Singles

Irish Athletic Boxing Association

Michael Conlon – Men’s Bantam Weight

Paddy Barnes – Men’s Light Flyweight

Joe Ward – Men’s Light Heavyweight

Stephen Donnelly – Men’s Welter Weight

Brendan Irvine – Men’s Flyweight

David Oliver Joyce – Men’s Lightweight

Gymnastics Ireland

Kieran Behan – Artistic Gymnastics All Around

Ellis O’Reilly – Artistic Gymnastics All Around

Rowing Ireland

Sinead Lynch – Lightweight Women’s Double Scull

Claire Lambe – Lightweight Women’s Double Scull

Paul O’Donovan – Lightweight Men’s Double Scull

Gary O’Donovan – Lightweight Men’s Double Scull