Name: Jack Woolley

Event: Taekwondo

Age: 22

Jack Woolley is Ireland's first ever Olympian in taekwondo, a Korean martial art that emphasises kicking.

The Jobstown, Dublin native narrowly missed out on qualification for Rio 2016 as a teenager but made no mistake this time after winning gold at the Australian and Turkish Opens in 2019.

Woolley is currently ranked eighth in the world in the 58kg category and was only beaten in April’s European Championships by eventual silver medallist Adrian Vincente.

"I've gone head to head with a lot of the athletes already qualified," he told RTÉ Sport recently.

"I've won some matches, I've lost some matches. The ones I've lost have been very, very close.

"I don't see why, if I'm fighting 100%, I can't go out on the day and take home that gold medal and become Ireland's taekwondo Olympic champion."