Oonagh McManus
Individual Bronze Medal and Team Gold at the European Biathle Championships in Athens, home of the Olympic Games

In an incredibly exciting race Oonagh managed to finish third, collecting individual bronze and team gold medals for Great Britain.

Oonagh took the race out fast, separating the field with a solid first run, entering the water in 2nd place. A fantastic swim saw her coming out of the sea still holding 2nd place going into the final run.

The last 800 meters was a tense affair with the lead changing hands and Oonagh slipping into 4th place. One final push in the last 10 meters saw her draw level, with four GB girls crossing the line together. It was a nervous wait for the results but thankfully Oonagh was confirmed 3rd with just over one second separating 1st and 4th place.

Oonagh was dreaming of a top 10 finish, so to come away with a place on the podium and two medals is incredible. She’s obviously over the moon and we’re all incredibly proud of her achievement.