Emma Slevin

  • Galway gymnast Emma Slevin capped a fine week in Buenos Aires with a fifth place finish in the women's balance beam.

    Slevin says she can scarcely believe a week that saw her compete in four separate finals.



    Galway’s Emma Slevin finished eighth in both the vault and the uneven bars yesterday, having performed outstandingly to qualify for the final. Slevin achieved a score of 12.833 in the vault and 12.600 in the bars, with solid clean performances. 

    Fifteen-year-old Slevin has had one of the most gruelling schedules at the Youth Olympic Games this week, having competed in six out of the seven days of competition so far, and she is taking it in her stride, “It’s tiring but sure everyone’s the same – none of us are used to it. But it’s a good challenge for all of us.”

    Competition continues for Slevin on the 15th October with the finals in the balance beam.