Ireland's record-breaking team for the Rio Olympics got its newest member on Saturday when triathlete Bryan Keane qualified for the Games.

The Cork man nailed down his spot whilst racing in Japan, when he finished 20th in the ITU World Triathlon race in Yokohama.

That was good enough to seal his place inside the top 55 in the world rankings and ensure his ticket to Rio.

Keane looked destined to make it to London 2012, only to miss out after he suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car whilst out training on his bike.

"The last four years have been a real rollercoaster after breaking my knee and other injuries. I got it done. Happy days," he smiled.

Keane joins Aileen Reid in the triathlon team in Rio. Ireland is already assured of sending the country's biggest-ever team to an Olympics and the travelling party may swell to more than 80 before the cut-off point for qualification for all sports in July.