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Tokyo 2020: McClenaghan and McIlroy miss out on medals

Irish Olympians Rory McIlroy and Rhys McClenaghan have missed out on medals at the Tokyo Games. I...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

11.49 1 Aug 2021


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Tokyo 2020: McClenaghan and McIlroy miss out on medals

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

11.49 1 Aug 2021


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Irish Olympians Rory McIlroy and Rhys McClenaghan have missed out on medals at the Tokyo Games.

In the men's golf tournament, McIlroy made it through to a bronze medal play-off with six other golfers.

However, he missed out on a spot at the podium after failing to make a birdie on the third hole of the sudden death play-off.

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Rory McIlroy Main image: Rory McIlroy. Picture by: Dirk Waem/Zuma Press/PA Images

In the end, US golfer Xander Schauffele took the gold, Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini the silver, and Chinese Taipei's CT Pan took bronze.

The men's pommel horse final, meanwhile, saw Rhys McClenaghan become Ireland's first ever gymnast to take part in an Olympic final.

A stumble early in the routine dashed his medal hopes, although he got back on the pommel to finish his routine - ultimately finishing in seventh place with 13.1 points.

He pledged he'd return to the games as a "better gymnast and better man".

Britain's Max Whitlock took his third Olympic gold medal in the event, and his sixth Olympic medal overall.

Team Ireland will take away one medal from Sunday's events.

Aidan Walsh was forced to withdraw from his boxing semi-final due to injury - however, he'd already guaranteed his bronze medal by making it through the quarter-final stage.

Main image: Rhys McClenaghan during the pommel horse final. Picture by: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images

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