Name: Rhys McClenaghan

Event: Gymnastics - men's pommel horse

Age: 22

It's been a long wait for Rhys McClenaghan, having secured his place at the Tokyo Olympics back at the World Championship in October 2019.

The Down man goes into the Olympics with a weight of expectation on his shoulders given all that he's achieved in the last few years. McClenaghan became the first Irish gymnast to win a medal at the World Championships when he won bronze in 2019, while he won gold at the 2018 European Championships.

McClenaghan, who will only turn 22 days before the start of the Olympics, has been involved in gymnastics since he was seven and while the Tokyo Games represent the culmination of everything he has worked for, he's not content to just be there.

"I know I can compete against the Olympic champion, that I can post some of the biggest scores in the world, it would be almost silly not to aim for gold every time," he said.