Ireland’s Sheila and Sinead win Gold and Bronze medals for Virtual Triathlon

Galway native Sinead McGowan and Sheila Gregan from Tipperary were awarded Gold and Bronze medals respectively for the Virtual Triathlon (age category 40-49 years) at the World Transplant Games in Malaga today, on the final day of events. The silver medal in the same event was won by a USA athlete. The results for the virtual triathlon are a culmination of three events which took place over the week at the World Games including the 5k road race, 30k cycling event and 1500m freestyle swimming event.
Sheila Gregan, a kidney transplant recipient from Nenagh said, “I’m thrilled, it’s the hardest fought medal but nothing that’s this worthwhile is easy. I’m so happy with it. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped me. the clubs at home, the Nenagh Triathlon Club, my own family and, of course, ultimately my donor and their family”.
Sinead McGowan, also a kidney transplant recipient, has enjoyed huge success at the Games and can add her latest Gold medal to another Gold and two Silver medals which she has already won in running events at the week-long games.
Transplant Team Ireland returns home to Dublin airport tomorrow Sunday and will be greeted by family, friends and supporters at an informal reception when the come through to the arrivals hall at 6pm approx.

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