Katie-George Dunlevy to be Flag Bearer for Ireland

3 September 2021; Eve McCrystal, right, and Katie George Dunlevy of Ireland on the podium with their gold medals after winning the Women's B road race at the Fuji International Speedway on day ten during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Shizuoka, Japan. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

 As Tokyo 2020 is drawing to a close it has today been announced that Katie George Dunlevy will be the Irish flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games. Katie-George will be joined by her guide and the pilot of the incredibly successful Irish tandem; Eve McCrystal.


Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have been the most successful Irish paralympians at the Tokyo 2020 games as they will return home with two gold medals from their road campaign and one silver medal earned on the track.


The tandem pair claimed their first medal at the Izu Velodrome in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit. Even better was to come when they switched to the road with as they claimed gold in the Time Trial and repeated that success with a tactical triumph in the road race. These three medals have been added to their impressive haul of Paralympic medals that were already in their possession following gold and silver medal dispalys in Rio 2016.


Speaking about the appointment of Katie-George Dunlevy as flag bearer assisted by Eve McCrystal, Chef de Mission, Neasa Russell said “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Katie-George Dunlevy as the Irish flag bearer for the closing ceremony of Tokyo 2020. I am equally happy that she will be accompanied by her brilliant pilot and great friend, Eve McCrystal. Katie-George and Eve have brought great joy to Irish people over a number of years, they have conducted themselves as role models and ambassadors for their sport and indeed their country. This appointment is recognition, not only of their incredible achievements on the bike, but also of their contribution to Paralympic Sports off the bike.”

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