Katie George Dunleavy and Eve McCrystal secure gold in second major Paralympic win 1 month ago

Katie George Dunleavy and Eve McCrystal secure gold in second major Paralympic win

They've done it!

Team Ireland are on an upward spiral and to add to their incredible wins over the last week, they've bagged another gold.


Paracyclists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have won gold at the Fuji International Speedway in Tokyo in the Women's B Time Trial.

The duo won with a time of 47:32.07, winning their second major medal in the Tokyo games, finishing well clear of Team GB's Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall, who were second in a time of 48:32.06.

The pair won silver medals in the 3000m Individual Pursuit on Saturday morning.

They still have one more event coming up, and as they posed with their second medal, they were all smiles.

Not only did they claim silver, the duo had set a new world record of 3:19.946, but it was broken by Team GB's Lora Fachie and Corinne Hall in their final race.


This wasn't the only big win of the day, with Gary O’Reilly claiming a bronze for Ireland in the men’s H5 time trial at the Fuji International Speedway.

The Portlaoise native claimed the medal after coming in third place with a time of 39:36.46.

Immediately after the race, Gary said "I’m completely shocked, to be honest – didn’t expect to get the medal. I’m just absolutely delighted.

"I am so happy to have done it for everyone at home – I did for them. All my family, my wife Hazel, are up watching it, I’m sure they’re as happy as I am.


"I realised we just needed to stay with the plan, I came back up on time, then with the second lap - started putting time into them. Thankfully it worked."