Paralympic cyclists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal are silver medalists
It isn't news that Team Ireland has been absolutely crushing it over in Tokyo at this year's Paralympics, and their winning streak is only getting better.
Ireland's Katie-George and Eve McCrystal have won silver medals in the 3000m Individual Pursuit this morning.
The girls still have two more events coming up but this was the last thing on their minds as they posed proudly with their medals.
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.
Speaking after their incredible win, Katie-George said: "I’m in a bit of shock, it is absolutely amazing.
"If someone said to me before that I would get a medal in the pursuit I would never have thought it in my wildest dreams. We were hoping to do a good ride and get a PB. To get that and a world record, I’m just speechless."
While Eve told RTE: "I think we did ourselves proud, we left nothing to chance, no stone was left unturned by our coach Neill (Delahaye) and Cycling Ireland. He made sure that we would get here in best possible form."
The girls had a few famous faces congratulating them on their win, with President Michael D. Higgins and gold medalist Kellie Harrington tweeting kind words.
— Kellie Harrington (@Kelly64kg) August 28, 2021
“My warmest congratulations to Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal who today won silver in the B 3000m Individual Pursuit, adding to their remarkable record when representing @TeamIreland.”#ParaCycling @ParalympicsIRE @sportireland
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) August 28, 2021
Kellie said: "Ladies and Gents, two of my role models right here taking a beautiful Silver in the Paralympics #ParaCycling Eve & Katie"
While President Higgins said: "My warmest congratulations to Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal who today won silver in the B 3000m Individual Pursuit, adding to their remarkable record when representing @TeamIreland."
It's been a great week for Ireland in the Paralympics after swimmer Ellen Keane took home the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke earlier this week.