Claregalway’s Emma Slevin has qualified for the all-round final at the European Gymnastics Championships. In doing so, Slevin has made history becoming the first Irish female gymnast to ever reach the all-round final at the European Championships.
Slevin, who competes for Renmore Gymnastics Club in Galway, ranked 26th in the vault, 29th in the asymmetric bars, 39th in the beam and 51st in the floor exercise. Her overall score of 50.432 puts her 27th heading into tomorrow’s final.
Absolutely INCREDIBLE from @EmmaSlevin2 tonight in #Basel2021. History maker! The @GymnasticsIre programme showing the talent that is here and one of them a brilliant athlete from #renmoregymnasticsclub. Well Done everybody! pic.twitter.com/pI4iOBNuKH
— John Mulligan (@Mulliganj) April 21, 2021
In 2018, Slevin became the first Irish gymnast to qualify for Youth Olympic Games, where she subsequently qualified for three apparatus and all-around finals. She finished fifth in the balance beam.
Currently, Team Ireland are competing in Switzerland at the 2021 European Championships, in what is the final chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Emma Slevin and teammate Meg Ryan got Ireland underway today. Ryan competed in three of the
The apparatus finals are set to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Emma Slevin a Sr gymnast from Galway coming through the Irish High Performance pathway, became the 1st ?? female gymnast to qualify for the Youth Olympics which she then attended in Oct 2018 making history by qualifying for 3 apparatus & AA final.She’ll compete today @ #Basel2021 pic.twitter.com/HzWwgaA9kB
— Gymnastics Ireland (@GymnasticsIre) April 21, 2021