Name: Eilish Flanagan

Event: 3000m steeplechase

Age: 24

The Tyrone athlete qualified late in the day after a superb run of 9:42.71 in Lucerne on the final day of June.

While the time was just shy of the automatic qualification standard, it shifted her ranking enough to secure her a spot in Tokyo.

Flanagan scooped a silver medal for Ireland in the European U23 Championships in Sweden in 2019. She posted a new personal best of 9:40:68 in Oregon last May.

Both Eilish and her twin sister Roisin held athletics scholarships at Adams State University in Colorado, the latter specialising in the 5000m. Both were part of the Ireland cross-country team which won silver in the European Championships in Lisbon in December 2019.