19 May 2022

Waterford man helps Irish equestrian team to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Waterford man helps Irish equestrian team to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Waterford's Peter Moloney has helped Ireland to victory at the Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona. 

The victory secured Ireland's qualification for the equestrian event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A clear round from anchor rider Cian O'Connor meant Ireland secured Olympic qualification in style by winning today's €1.25 million final. 

Only one Olympic place was up for grabs this weekend and the competition was Ireland's last chance to secure qualification for Tokyo. 

It is the first time an Irish team has qualified since the 2004 Athens Games.

Cian O'Connor secured their place on Sunday with a clear round but Darragh had earlier gone clear to set up that anchor run.

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