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    dodge got a reaction from Quasit in Men's Field Hockey FIH Olympic Games Qualifier 2019   
    Stunning result for Ireland 
     
    we have every chance now  
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Ireland National Thread   
    As of 24 October 2019...
     
    29 quotas earned in 9 different sports
     
    Sports with quotas earned in alphabetical order:
     
    Athletics
     
    Ciara Mageean (1,500m) Alex Wright (20k walk) Brendan Boyce (50k walk) Fionnuala McCormack (marathon)  
    Others that would get place by virtue of their current ranking would be Thomas Barr, Mark English and Phil Healy. Of the highly rated juniors; high jumper Sommer Lecky and heptathlete Kate O'Connor have the best chance of making the early step up.
     
    Canoeing - Slalom
     
    boat (men's C1)  
    Ireland are unlikely to qualify any more boats in canoeing with our best sprint canoeist being Jenny Egan who specialises in longer (non-Olympic) distances. Robert Hendrick qualified the boat but himself and Liam Jegou are set to fight for it
     
    Cycling - Road
     
    Men's Road race (3 quotas) Men's ITT (1 quota)  
    With several riders at world tour level, the fight for Olympic spots will be on ext year.
     
    Equestrian
     
    Eventing (team with 3 individuals) Dressage(team with 3 individuals) Show jumping (team and 3 individuals)  
    Finally a full Irish quota!
     
    Gymnastics (artistic)
     
    Rhys McClenaghan  
    Rhys's bronze medal performance in the pommel final at the world championships was enough to earn him a spot. Megan Smith is first reserve on the womens side
     
    Modern Pentathlon
     
    Natalya Coyle  
    Natalya will be hoping for her third top 10 placing in the Olympics in Tokyo. Arthur Lannigan O'Keefe could medal if everything goes right but he struggled with injuries. He needs to have a great start to 2020 to shoot up the rankings.
     
    Rowing
     
    w1x w2- m2x lm2x  
    Whoever is with Paul O'Donovan in the lightweight double sculls will be a medal favourite in Tokyo. Paul has won the last two world championships, one with his Rio medal winning brother Gary and the other with newcomer Fintan McCarthy. Sanita Puspure is double world champion and only injury or horrendoes luck will stop her from medaling in Tokyo. The men's double won silver this year and are improving all the time. Ireland will try and qualify a womens 4 next year 
     
    Sailing
     
    Laser Radial  
    Aisling Kelleher won the quota but Rio medalist Annalise Murphy has dropped her 49er FX plans to try and get in the Radial boat for Tokyo. The 49er crew have a good chance of qualifying in December and we might sneak in a Laser quota too next year with most European countries already in.
     
    Swimming
     
    Darragh Greene (100m, 200m breast) Shane Ryan (100m back)  
    Irish swimming is one of the only sports that have stricted rules than the IOC for qualifying so neither of these may actually go. Greene achieved his time at the worlds so has to get close to it at the Irish nationals in 2020 to validate it. Everyone else, including Ryan, has to earn the OQT at the Irish nationals. Brendan Hyland and Mona Mcsharry look the two most likely to add to the team in individual events but swimmimg Ireland is aiming to bring a 4x100m medley relay team and is currently OK in the ranks
     
     
    Likely/possible quotas in these sports
     
    Badminton
    Nhat Nguyen is currently in a rankings spot. The mixed doubles of Sam and Chloe Magee are also in a spot, but their quota is far less secured.
     
    Boxing
    Traditionally our strongest Olympic sport. Ireland will eb hoping to have at least 8 of the 13 quotas available next year. Our womens team is particularly strong and they'll hope to win 2/3 medals next year.
     
    Cycling
    On the track we may qualify at least 2 women (madison rankings) and maybe one man (omnium).
     
    Diving
    Oliver Dingley and Clare Cryan have hopes for next year through the world cup series. Dingley should be OK
     
    Field Hockey
    Both mens and womens team face Canada over the next 2 weekends time in the play offs. The World Cup runner up women are at home and hopefully qualify for their first ever Olympics!
     
    Golf
    Ireland will qualify 4 for golf next year with McIlroy and Lowry being medal contenders on their day in the mens. Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow will go in the women's event
     
    Judo
    We currently have 3 judoka in ranking positions; Ben Fletcher, Megan Fletcher and Nathan Burns and tey're listed in order of likely qualification. Ben will be in if he isn't injured.
     
    Taekwondo
    Jack Wooley is top 8 ranked in the minimum weight and should be OK to make his first games with average luck.
     
    Triathlon
    Russell White and Carolyn Hayes are our best hope of qualifying for Tokyo and both are just inside the quota spots at the moment.  Hayes was 6th at the European Championships in May and is a relative newcomer to the sport. She'll easily shoot up the rankings list with performances like that. The ranking period ends in May 2020.
     
    It's unlikely we'll have qualifiers in  other sports but  maybe the rugby sevens team can surprise us or someone new comes along next year!
     
     
     
     
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    dodge reacted to phelps in Tokyo Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    in 1964, 3 different venues were used for the Equestrian competitions:
     
    - Karuizawa (Chiba Prefecture) hosted the 3-Day event
    - the Equestrian Park in Setagaya-ku* (Tokyo) hosted the Dressage competitions
    - the National (Olympic) Stadium in Shinjuku-ku* (Tokyo) hosted the Show Jumping events
     
    * -ku basically means "block"...
     
    for more details, check the IOC Tokyo 1964 Official Reports #1 (page 115 and following) and #2 (page 577 and following)...
    https://digital.la84.org/digital/collection/p17103coll8
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Road Cycling Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Jungels has never finished higher than 10th at any world championship time trial. He wasn't a medal contender next year
     
    Japan getting the spot ahead of Luxembourg is no big deal
     
    Just like it would be no big deal if Latvia pipped Luxembourg to that 30th spot and they get in
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    dodge got a reaction from Vojthas in Road Cycling Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Well if he was a legitimate medal contender, he'd have finished in the top 10 at the worlds and qualified that way.  It's not that big a deal IMO 
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    dodge reacted to hckošice in Women's 3x3 Basketball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Exact. Clean and clear
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    dodge got a reaction from Benolympique in Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2019   
    The team pursuit rankings are here
     
     was 90 points behind  
     
     
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2019   
    Really great start to the competition for  with Shannon McCurley winning silver in the scratch 
     
    only our 4th medal at the European elite track championships!
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    dodge got a reaction from Olympian1010 in Ireland National Thread   
    Because he’s an Irish citizen 
     
    I won’t be getting into the politics of Northern Ireland but people from NI are free to represent either Ireland or Britain. The majority of athletes in the majority of sports from NI represent Ireland 
     
    Many of the sporting federations cover both sides of the border. Irish Boxing, for example, has had multiple medalists from Belfast. Football (soccer) is the only sport that isn’t run on all-island basis
     
     
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Artistic Gymnastics FIG World Championships 2019   
    Huge day for  Irish gymnastics
     
    First world finalist
    first world medal
    first Irish born gymnast to qualify for Olympics 
     
    Roll on tokyo 
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    dodge reacted to merlinsbeard in Artistic Gymnastics FIG World Championships 2019   
    I have no words, Ibrahim Colak was my school-mate in the middle school, he was such a nice and humble guy, 5 years ago we could not imageine a world medal in gymnastics. He came 5th back in 2017 but last year he could not get into the final. I was not expecting this result, incredible. I am very happy for our medal but as a person who knows him I am very happy because I know that he really deserves this. 
     
    I hope he can win a medal next year in the olympics. He already has written history for Turkey, why not expand the history.
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    dodge got a reaction from thiago_simoes in Artistic Gymnastics FIG World Championships 2019   
    Huge day for  Irish gymnastics
     
    First world finalist
    first world medal
    first Irish born gymnast to qualify for Olympics 
     
    Roll on tokyo 
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Ireland National Thread   
    Huge weekend for Irish qualification and for Irish medal hopes
     
    The Irish show jumping team is joined by pommel horse king Rhys McClenaghan
     
     
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Ireland National Thread   
    I see this hasn't been updated in a while so allow me to share the current state of play
     
    As of 4 October 2019...
     
    21 quotas earned in 6 different sports
     
    Sports with quotas earned in alphabetical order:
     
    Athletics
     
    Ciara Mageean (1,500m) Alex Wright (20k walk) Brendan Boyce (50k walk)  
    Others that would get place by virtue of their ranking would be Thomas Barr, Mark English and Phil Healy. Of the highly rated juniors high jumper Sommer Lecky and heptathlete Kate O'Connor have the best chance of making the early step up.
     
    Canoeing - Slalom
     
    boat (men's C1)  
    Ireland are unlikely to qualify any more boats in canoeing with our best sprint canoeist being Jenny Egan who specialises in longer (non-Olympic) distances
     
     
    Equestrian
     
    Eventing (team with 3 individuals) Dressage(team with 3 individuals)  
    The eventing team won silver at last world champs and individual medalists in last Worlds and Europeans mean they are serious Olympic medal contenders. The first Irish dressage team was a nice surprise. The show jumping team can win medals, but they need the final qualifying spot this weekend to make it after 7th place finishes in the world and euro champs.
     
     
    Modern Pentathlon
     
    Natalya Coyle  
    Natalya will be hoping for her third top 10 placing in the Olympics in Tokyo. Arthur Lannigan O'Keefe could medal if everything goes right but he struggled with injuries. He needs to have a great start to 2020 to shoot up the rankings.
     
    Rowing
     
    w1x w2- m2x lm2x  
    Whoever is with Paul O'Donovan in the lightweight double sculls will be a medal favourite in Tokyo. Paul has won the last two world championships, one with his Rio medal winning brother Gary and the other with newcomer Fintan McCarthy. Sanita Puspure is double world champion and only injury or horrendoes luck will stop her from medaling in Tokyo. The mens double won silver this year and are improving all the time. Ireland will try and qualify a womens 4 next year 
     
    Sailing
     
    Laser Radial  
    Aisling Kelleher won the quota but Rio medalist Annalise Murphy has dropped her 49er FX plans to try and get in the Radial boat for Tokyo. The 49er crew have a good chance of qualifying in December and we might sneak in a Laser quota too next year with most European countries already in.
     
    Swimming
     
    Darragh Greene (100m, 200m breast) Shane Ryan (100m back)  
    Irish swimming is one of the only sports that have stricted rules than the IOC for qualifying so neither of thes may actually go. Greene achieved his time at the worlds so has to get close to it at the irish nationals in 2020 to validate it. Everyone else, including Ryan, has to earn the OQT at the irish nationals. Brendan Hyland and Mona Mcsharry look the two most likely to add to the team in individual events but iris swimmimg is aiming to bring a 4x100m medley relay team and is currently OK in the ranks
     
     
    Likely/possible quotas in these sports
     
    Badminton
    Nhat Nguyen is currently in a rankings spot. The mixed doubles of Sam and Chloe Magee are also in a spot, but their quota is far less secured.
     
    Boxing
    Traditionally our strongest Olympic sport. Ireland will eb hoping to have at least 8 of the 13 quotas available next year. Our womens team is particularly strong and they'll hope to win 2/3 medals next year.
     
    Cycling
    We're very likely to qualify 3 for the mens road race 9with one of them also in the ITT). On the track we should qualify at least 2 women (madison rankings) and maybe one man (omnium).
     
    Diving
    Oliver Dingley and Clare Cryan have hopes for next year through the world cup series. Dingley should be OK
     
    Field Hockey
    Both mens and womens team face Canada ine 3/4 weeks time in the play offs. The World Cup runner up women are at home and hopefully qualify for their first ever olympics!
     
    Golf
    Ireland will qualify 4 for golf next year with McIlroy and Lowry being medal contenders on their day in the mens.
     
    Gymnastics
    On this weekend, with luck Emma Slevin and Andrew Steele may qualify for all around (need luck though!). Rhys McClenaghan is a medal contender if he qualifies in pommel!
     
    Judo
    We currently have 3 judoka in ranking positions; Ben Fletcher, Megan Fletcher and Nathan Burns
     
    Taekwondo
    Jack Wooley is top 8 ranked in the minimum weight and should be OK to amek his first games with average luck.
     
    Triathlon
    Russell White and Carolyn Hayes are our best hope of qualifying for Tokyo and both are just inside the quota spots at the moment.  Hayes was 6th at the European Championships in May and is a relative newcomer to the sport. She'll easily shoot up the rankings list with performances like that. The ranking period ends in May 2020.
     
    It's unlikely we'll have qualifiers in  other sports but  maybe the rugby sevens team can surprise us or someone new comes along next year!
     
     
     
     
     
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Equestrian FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2019   
    Yesss! So happy for Ireland. 
     
    Finally they turned up when the pressure was was on 
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    dodge got a reaction from thiago_simoes in Artistic Gymnastics FIG World Championships 2019   
    15.2 for Rhys McClenaghan!!
     
    He’ll easily make the final and looks on course for a medal and an Olympic quota!
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    dodge reacted to ofan in Summer Olympic Games 2032 Bid Process   
    That's dependent on if snow exists by 2030
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    dodge got a reaction from OlympicIRL in Totallympics Introduction Thread   
    Hi folks,
     
    Irish man here. Been tracking our qualification and medal hopes for about 3/4 games now. Only discovered this place recently and have lurked for a couple of weeks.  Hoping to contribute as Tokyo approaches
     

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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Totallympics Introduction Thread   
    Hi folks,
     
    Irish man here. Been tracking our qualification and medal hopes for about 3/4 games now. Only discovered this place recently and have lurked for a couple of weeks.  Hoping to contribute as Tokyo approaches
     

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    dodge got a reaction from dcro in Equestrian FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2019   
    Sorry, I knew that. I just meant their performances before today didn't lead me to believe they were contenders for the quota. I thought it was a 3 way fight between Ireland, Italy and Spain
     
    Colombia are very much in that fight now.
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    dodge got a reaction from Shravan Kumar in Totallympics Introduction Thread   
    Hi folks,
     
    Irish man here. Been tracking our qualification and medal hopes for about 3/4 games now. Only discovered this place recently and have lurked for a couple of weeks.  Hoping to contribute as Tokyo approaches
     

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    dodge got a reaction from Sindo in Totallympics Introduction Thread   
    Hi folks,
     
    Irish man here. Been tracking our qualification and medal hopes for about 3/4 games now. Only discovered this place recently and have lurked for a couple of weeks.  Hoping to contribute as Tokyo approaches
     

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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Equestrian FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2019   
    While they may well finish 3rd of the 3, the only thing that matters today is qualifying for the top 8
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