Ireland's Kieran Behan reaches final at European Games

Meanwhile, Jennifer Egan reached the B final in the women’s Kayak Single 500m event.

Ireland's Kieran Behan in action at the European Games.
Ireland's Kieran Behan in action at the European Games.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THERE WAS GOOD news for Ireland’s Kieran Behan as the gymnast reached the final at the European Games in Baku on Sunday.

Ranked fifth of the 78th athletes participating in the floor routine, yesterday’s performance was good enough to see him over the line.

There was less success for other Irish gymnasts — Daniel Fox is 48th overall, while in the women’s competition, Ellis O’Reilly is 50th, Nicole Mawhinney lies 55th and Tara Donnelly finds herself in 74th.

In men’s triathlon, Aaron O’Brien did not finish, while Russell White came 36th.

In addition, in Canoe Sprint, Jennifer Egan reached the B final in the women’s Kayak Single 500m event, having come seventh in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Peter Egan and Simas Dobrovolskis in the semi-finals of the men’s Kayak Double 1000m, as they finished ninth.

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Galway native Karen Dolphin endured a similarly miserable day in karate, as she failed to advance in the Women’s Kata section.

Originally published Sunday at 18.51

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