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Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

The 25-year-old previously competed in the London 2012 Olympics.

Image: Giuseppe Fama/INPHO

NATALYA COYLE’S PLACE at the 2016 Rio Olympics has been confirmed, Pentathlon Ireland announced today.

Reacting to the news, the modern penathlete wrote on Twitter: “It’s official!! I’ve qualified for the Olympics!! Over the moon.”

It’s been an excellent year already for Coyle who, along with fellow Irish star Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe, put in a brilliant performance to claim mixed relay gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Florida last month.

The 25-year-old previously competed at the London 2012 Olympics, where she put in an impressive performance to finish in ninth place.

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