Nine past and present DCU students qualify for Tokyo Olympics
Congratulations to the nine DCU students and alumni who have qualified for the Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo.
Five current DCU students will compete as part of Team Ireland’s Athletics and Hockey teams. DCU has been delighted to support all these athletes as sports scholars as they balanced their academic and sporting careers in pursuit of achieving their Olympic dreams.
The athletics events will take place in both Sapporo Odori Park and the Olympic Stadium in the second week of the Games, running from Friday 30 July – Sunday 8 August. The Irish hockey team will compete in Oi Hockey Stadium from 24 July until 6 August 2021. The qualifying DCU students are:
- Nadia Power, a fourth year Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU, who won bronze at the European Athletics U23 Championships in 2019. Nadia will compete in the 800m.
- Andrew Coscoran is a final year BSc Education and Training student in DCU’s Institute of Education. Andrew will compete in the 1500m.
- Cillín Greene is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Society. Cillín will compete in the mixed 4 x 400m relay.
- Sophie Becker has also qualified to take part in the mixed 4 x 400m relay. Sophie is currently studying for BSc in Genetics & Cell Biology at DCU.
- Sarah Torrans, a third year General Nursing student will join the team of 16 hockey players travelling to compete in Oi Hockey Stadium from the 24 July.
Four DCU graduates will also compete as part of Ireland’s Athletics, Hockey and Swim teams:
- Foster Horan (Sports Science & Health, 2017) will compete as part of Ireland's Rugby 7s team
- Cliodhna Manning (Accounting & Finance, 2017) has been selected for Ireland’s mixed 4 x 400m relay team.
- Fionnuala McCormack (Sports Science & Health, 2008) will be among the Irish marathon team.
- Brendan Hyland (Accounting & Finance, 2019) is a member of the nine-strong swimming team who will compete for Team Ireland in the Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.
- Hannah Matthews (Athletic Therapy & Training 2013) will compete as part of the Team Ireland Women's Hockey team.