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McCurley's Rio hopes over after defeat in keirin repechage

The 24-year-old leaves Rio after just two races.

Shannon McCurley in action today.
Shannon McCurley in action today.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

SHANNON McCURLEY’S RIO campaign came to a disappointing end with an exit at the repechage stage of the women’s keirin event in Rio.

The Australian-born cyclist finished fifth in her heat with the top two qualifying for the final.

However, the 24-year-old had a second bite of the cherry in the repechage less than an hour afterwards with a prize in the second round on offer for the winner.

But McCurley, the first female track cyclist to represent Ireland at the Olympics, failed to make her presence felt in the repechage and she came home fourth, 0.268 seconds behind race winner Anastasiia Aoinova of Russia.


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