Finesse Gym Club see World Challenge cancelled in Portugal

Finesse, Austria, Highland Radio, Sport, Letterkenny, Donegal
Finesse at the World Gymnaestrada in Austria in 2019

There is huge disappointment this week for Donegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Club.

Finesse were due to represent Ireland at the World Gym for Life Challenge in Portugal in July but the event has been cancelled.

The club were to send 21 senior gymnasts to Portugal but the current Covid health crisis in the country means organisers had no option but to cancel the 4th running of the challenge.

Tony King Finesse Chairperson said: "It is hugely disappointing for the club. This competition only comes round every four years and it would of been the last event for some of our senior gymnasts. Especially when we really thought that we had a crack of winning Gold."

Held every four years, the World Gym for Life Challenge is the second major event of Gymnastics for All, with more than 2,000 participants.