Tori Pena takes on the Olympics in Rio today

Tori Pena

Ireland's only field eventer, Tori Pena, competes in the pole vault today in Rio.

The American based Finn Valley athlete starts her qualifying at 1.45pm.

Born in California, Tori's connection to the north west comes in the form of her grandmother, who hails from Derry.

It's a second Olympics for Pena who also competed in London. She is trying to reach the final of a major championship for the first time in her career, which begin in 2010 with Ireland.