Paralympian with Donegal family links wins silver in Rio

14 September 2016; Katie-George Dunlevy of Ireland, right, and her pilot Eve McCrystal, celebrate after they were informed that they won gold in the Women's B Time Trial at the Pontal Cycling Road during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
Team Ireland’s hero paralympian Katie George Dunleavy, whose father is from Mountcharles, has won her second medal at the Paralympics in Rio.
Visually impaired cyclist Katie and her partner Eve McCrystal won silver in the Women’s B Road Race on Saturday.
They finished 59 seconds behind the winner, who was Poland’s Iwona Podkoscielna.
Katie and Eve also won gold in the time trial last Wednesday.
Their latest medal was the fifth medal of the Games for the Irish paracyclists.
Also yesterday, the 16-year-old discus-thrower Noelle Lenihan, from Cork, won bronze in the discus final.
She later to spoke to reporters…



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