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19 Aug 2022

Laois man Gary O'Reilly takes Bronze at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Laois man Gary O'Reilly takes Bronze at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Gary O'Reilly

Portlaoise's Gary O'Reilly has taken Bronze in the Cycling H5 Time Trial at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.  

On a time of 39:36.46 he took third place in a gruelling competition in intense heat around the motor racing circuit below Mount Fuji.

It was Ireland's fifth medal and comes shortly after Nicole Turner's Silver on Monday.  

''I'm completely shocked to be honest – didn’t expect to get the medal. I’m just absolutely delighted" he said afterwards.

"I am so happy to have done it for everyone at home - I did for them.''

Watch: Silver medal still hasn't sunk in for Portarlington's Paralympian Nicole Turner

Never in a million years did Nicole Turner expect to be wearing a Paralympic medal but now she is. Watch who the remarkable young Portarlington girl reacted to her silver.

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