It was a good day for Team Ireland in Paris as both Rhys McClenaghan and Eamon Montgomery claimed gold in the FIG World Challenge Cup.

Competing in front of 13,000 spectators at the Accor Arena, which will host the gymnastic events at the Olympics in two years' time, it was Montgomery up first.

He managed a score of 14.250 in the floor exercise final, finishing just ahead Chia Hung-Tang of Chinese Taipei and France's Benjamin Osberger.

Shortly afterwards McClenaghan was in the pommel final. The Newtownards man, who took silver in the Commonwealth Games before failing to make the final at the European Championships last month, bettered his qualifying score with 15.100 to finish ahead of Kazakhstan's Nariman Kurbanov and Yu-Jan Shiao of Chinese Taipei.

"I'm very proud to perform two back to back routines on the international stage," McClenaghan said afterwards.

"Qualifying in first place then holding that position in the final in front of so many amazing gymnastics fans. Very proud of my training partner Eamon for his personal best and gold winning routine. Today is a great day for Gymnastics in Ireland"

Irish gymnast Eamon Montgomery added: "I am delighted to compete amongst some of the best floor workers in the world (including the current Olympic Champion) and then to beat them in front of 13k people in the Olympic Arena is a great day for me and my coaches."