How does one top the year that Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle has had? You’ve already picked up a brace of medals at the World University Games – a bronze in the 100m Breaststroke and a silver in the 50m Breaststroke. In the process, you’ve also become one of the first Irish athletes to qualify for the Olympic games in Rio. Throw into the mix that you’ve broken 4 Irish senior records along the way and it seems that your sporting achievement would stack up favourably next to any Irish athlete in any sport over the last 12 months. Still this isn’t enough apparently for the 24-year old Limerick native.
Along side her outstanding sporting achievements she’s been recognised by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) as an Academic All-Canadian. This prestigious and sought after award recognises students who have not only represented their university at the highest level but also achieve an academic of 80% or better. With the sheer training volume expected of an international Olympic-qualified athlete this is an incredible achievement and to balance this with international travel and commitments to the Irish high performance programme is truly an impressive feet.
Congratulations, Fiona! Your discipline and commitment are an example to young swimmers and athletes everywhere.Read More