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VIDEO: Ireland's American-born pole vaulter Tori Pena has high hopes

Born in California, she holds the Irish pole vault record at 4.52m and will be the first ever athlete to represent Ireland in the event.

TORI PENA MAY sound American – but the pole vaulter will file out behind Katie Taylor and the Irish tricolour tonight in east London.

Born in California, she holds the Irish pole vault record at 4.52m and will be the first ever athlete to represent Ireland in the event.

TV3 caught up with the 24-year-old  - is eligible to represent Ireland through Derry-born maternal grandmother - as she prepared for her bow at the Olympics over the next few weeks.

London 2012: Introducing – Tori Pena

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