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Leo climbs world rankings

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 11:41am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
Leo climbs world rankings

Leo Hynes (left) with his guide Dave Tilly.

Leo climbs world rankings

Leo Hynes (left) with his guide Dave Tilly.

 A TUAM athlete has climbed up the world rankings despite only taking up Paratriathlons competitively seven months ago.

 

 Leo Hynes from Palace Fields finished 13th in the Paratriathlon World Cup in Portugal on Sunday, with his proud wife Aisling cheering him over the finish line.
Leo, 46, who is legally registered blind, was diagnosed with a debilitating eye condition in 2009.
 Three years ago he was left with less than ten per cent vision, but now he is aiming for a place on the Irish Paralympic team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

 

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