It didn’t quite work out in Basel last weekend but Rhys McClenaghan is still on top of his game, or his Pommel and with his eyes fixed firmly on competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In support of his journey, Team Ireland partner and Global job site, Indeed, has created a short film as part of their #TalentUnleashed series – ‘The Story of Rhys McClenaghan’.
It is an intimate portrayal of the young gymnast covering the lows and highs of his career to date and the performance mindset that has made him determined to take home Ireland’s first-ever Olympic medal in gymnastics.
“It was not the result I was hoping for this weekend and I know I can do so much more, but it’s all about the bigger goal and focusing on my Olympic dream,” said McClenaghan.
“It’s the same as any career, there are always bumps in the road but resetting and focusing on your skills and believing you can reach your dream is what matters.”
“I’ve had setbacks before with an injury in 2018 and then came back stronger than ever in 2019 becoming the first-ever Irish gymnast to medal at a Worlds. It’s about reflecting, focusing on the positives and being determined that I’m going to unleash my talent on the global stage this summer. We want to go out there to Olympic Games and come out with a gold medal.”
“Rhys is an incredible example of grit and perseverance,” added Derek Diviney, Vice President of Indeed.
“His journey reflects one many of us face in our own careers, with both wins and setbacks, but his determination and dedication to his goal shows just why he is such an impressive athlete. We are so proud to support him on his journey and excited to see him use his talents in a whole new way by helping to design the kit. We can’t wait to see where his talent takes him next.”
Indeed partnered with the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) in April 2019 to become a sponsor of Team Ireland for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through its campaign #TalentUnleashed. The Dublin based workforce supports three Team Ireland ambassadors: first time Olympic hopeful, gymnast Rhys McClenaghan, two-time Olympic Pentathlete Natalya Coyle and reigning two-time world championship gold medallist, Sanita Puspure.
Indeed and Gymnastics Ireland are among more than 250+ members of the Sport for Business network of sporting and business organisations working together across a number of key areas.
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