18 months ago Sport for Business hosted a special evening at the offices of William Fry on the subject of Women in Sport.
With us on the podium that night was Carolyn Hayes, sponsored by the firm for who her twin sister Rachel works.
She was bright and enthusiastic, determined in her ability to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The challenges of Covid meant that was a more winding road than had been previously imagined but tonight at 10:30 Dublin time she will enter the water in the Women’s Triathlon event.
She will carry number 40 on her cap, shirt and arm and hopes are high that she will be competitive at the business end of the race.
She only decided to commit to an Olympic dream at the age of 30 in 2018, putting her career as a Doctor on hold. She goes into the Games with a World Ranking of 28 in the field of 56 athletes but is in great form having landed a Silver medal at 2021 World Triathlon Cup in Lisbon.
She is our Irish Olympian of the Day and we wish her the very best of luck in the water, on the bike and in the run tonight.
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