Gymnastics Ireland issues 'unreserved' apology for Black gymnast medal snub

Gymnastics Ireland has issued an 'unreserved' apology for not awarding a medal to a Black gymnast at a recent competition.

The organization has acknowledged that the decision was based on racial bias.

The gymnast in question, Rhys McClenaghan, won a gold medal at the European Championships in April.

However, he was not awarded a medal for his performance on the pommel horse at a national competition in August.

Gymnastics Ireland has promised to take steps to address the issue of racial bias in the sport.

The organization has also committed to reviewing its policies and procedures to ensure that they are inclusive and fair.

The incident has sparked a wider conversation about racism in gymnastics and the need for greater diversity and representation in the sport.