Rhys McClenaghan

Available for speaker appearances, brand partnerships and social media collaborations.


World Champion 2022 & 2021 Pommel Horse (Gymnastics) 


Rhys McClenaghan is breaking barriers for Irish Gymnastics and delivering on the World stage. He is a two time World Champion (2023 & 2022). In 2022 he won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games and in 2021 he competed in his first Olympic Games reaching the final.


In 2019 he became the first Irish gymnast to make a World Final in 2019 and secured a brilliant bronze in the Pommel Horse. In 2018 he became the European & Commonwealth Champion.


Rhys has a clear vision to Be Undeniable the best Pommel Horse Gymnast in the World. He also wants to blaze a trail for the promising Irish gymnasts that are now coming through the ranks. He currently trains at Origin Gymnastics Centre in his hometown of Newtownards where he is coached by Luke Carson.


Already in his career he has displayed the resilience needed to succeed. In late 2018 he underwent shoulder surgery and was back on the World Cup podium less six months later. In the first lockdown in March 2020, he could not access the high-performance centre. To compensate, he and his father built an extension on their house, a 12-foot box room into which they placed a pommel horse.


He exudes positivity but shares both the great and challenging days on his Instagram

Rhys McCleanaghan