Ostrava Challenger Cup – Irish Gymnasts

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We just got word that Kieran Behan from Ireland is currently sitting in first place on floor at the Ostrava World Cup Challenger in the Czech Republic in qualification. Kieran, sponsored by athletic clothing company Stoi Athletic Wear, has performed excellently at his two previous challenger cups, winning medals on floor at both competitions. This will be the second event that Stoi will sponsor Kieran at. At the Osijek Challenger Cup back in November the company kitted the Irish male gymnasts out with gear for the event. Sponsorship is a major plus for any Irish gymnast as gymnasts are expected to fund their own costs to international events.

Once we hear how Anthony O’Donnell and Luke Carson get on we will be sure to update the Irish fans. Best of luck to the three gymnasts. In the meantime check out Kieran’s qualification floor below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGn87Jjd9gI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Anthony O’Donnell’s floor has also become available:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1t0iUJN2rs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Also make sure to check Stoi out. We all know that “Stoi” is the Russian word to “stick it” – so they have perfect t-shirts and hoodies for any gymnastics coach!

Thanks Simon & Jimmy!

 

***Update***

Kieran has qualified in first place on floor. Anthony O’Donnell qualified in 10th position, just outside a place for the final but is second reserve. Luke Carson unfortunately fell at the end of his Pommel routine. Kieran has made the decision to withdraw from rings so as to be fresh for the floor final tomorrow. O’Donnell has qualified 8th and will compete in the vault final tomorrow. Luke Carson had a great day on P Bars scoring 14.0 out of 14.8. A fantastic day for the Irish!

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