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20-09-2016, 00:34   #1
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Road to Tokyo 2020 - Irish Olympic News

ROAD TO TOKYO 2020:


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Time for a brand new thread to discuss Irish Olympic prospects for 2020 and follow the progress of our prospective Olympians. It's time to start looking forward to Tokyo 2020.

I've set up another Thread
Road to Tokyo 2020 - Irish Paralympic News
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...#post101096676

Previous road to Rio link
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2056783559

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21-09-2016, 11:06   #2
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I'm very confident that one of the main things we will see in Tokyo is the resurrection of our boxing team
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I'm very confident that one of the main things we will see in Tokyo is the resurrection of our boxing team

Well it will be a very new and inxperienced team. Only Brendan Irvine of the Rio team has committed to staying on for Tokyo. Joe Ward is the only other possibility as I think his dismal showing in Rio will put the brakes on any hope he had of turning professional. Joe is still only 22 so has plenty of time for a professional career.

Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch also seem to be planning for Tokyo even tghough Lynch will be 43 by then. Fair play to her.
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I'm very confident that one of the main things we will see in Tokyo is the resurrection of our boxing team
So what are you hoping for?
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I fell uncomfortable with this non-Dan sanctioned thread
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I fell uncomfortable with this non-Dan sanctioned thread

No worries at all, I've just fixed the spelling errors in the title and we are good to go now with this thread

I want to apologise to everyone for being so inactive of late, I'll do my best to be more active from here on. I hope you will all stick around to follow our athletes for another Olympic campaign. Looking forward to it, let's hope it's a great Olympiad for Irish athletes.
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Bertram Allen is one to watch on the Road to Tokyo. He won two competitions (and three cars) at an event in Stockholm at the weekend

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/othe...ours-1.2884521



He is ranked no.17 in the World at the moment according to this page

https://data.fei.org/Ranking/Search....nkingCode=S_WR


A talented rider who will only get better. Shame he missed out on Rio but he is only 21 - there will be many Olympics to come for Bertram, hopefully.
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Saskia jumps ship (sorry...)

http://www.the42.ie/saskia-tidey-tok...72883-Jan2017/
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It's not ideal and it would normally not be a particularly good idea for any Irish born athlete to go this route but it seems she had zero chance of representing Ireland in Tokyo because of the lack of a sailing partner, so her decision is understandable.
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It's not ideal and it would normally not be a particularly good idea for any Irish born athlete to go this route but it seems she had zero chance of representing Ireland in Tokyo because of the lack of a sailing partner, so her decision is understandable.
Did Sinead Jennings try to jump ship to GB despite never being able to find a suitable partner good enough to enable her to qualify for Athens and Beijing? No, she stuck at it, eventually finding a good partner and she was rewarded with an excellent 6th place in Rio.

Saskia is no better than the Kenyan Turks. Nationality seems to be something that is disposable for many modern day sportspeople.
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Is any tv channel showing any of the men's handball world championships taking place at the moment? I can't get it anywhere. Thanks,
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Hi guys, just wondering what sport has the opportunity to qualify the first participants in Tokyo?I know we are literally just recovering from Rio but I'm curious as to how fast somebody can nail down a qualifying spot and what sport has the privilege? Most sports allow selection right up to almost a month or six weeks but what's the earliest an athlete can guarantee a spot?
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Hi guys, just wondering what sport has the opportunity to qualify the first participants in Tokyo?I know we are literally just recovering from Rio but I'm curious as to how fast somebody can nail down a qualifying spot and what sport has the privilege? Most sports allow selection right up to almost a month or six weeks but what's the earliest an athlete can guarantee a spot?

Though there are no official qualification systems yet released by the sporting federations, if we go on previous years then the first direct qualifiers generally come in Shooting and at the World Equestrian Games in 2018. However, the qualification for football usually is the first one to kick-off with the European qualifiers beginning this year. The qualification period in Judo will likely begin early 2018 also.
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http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/...e-dream-alive/

Good piece on Jenny Egan hoping to make it in 3 years
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Chloe and Sam Magee into the Semi Finals of the European Championships Mixed Doubles Badminton


https://twitter.com/chloenmagee/stat...43995238354946

http://www.the42.ie/chloe-sam-magee-...65021-Apr2017/


Great achievement.
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