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RYA NI Congratulate Bronze Medalist Laser Sailor Liam Glynn

10th July 2018
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Liam Glynn from Belfast Lough Liam Glynn from Belfast Lough Photo: Facebook

The Royal Yachting Association in Northern Ireland (RYA NI) has followed Irish Sailing in congratulating Belfast's Liam Glynn who secured Bronze in the U21 Laser World Championships in Poland after he took on 133 competitors from 40 countries.

Glynn, from Ballyholme Yacht Club, is funded by Sport Northern Ireland.

RYANI's High Performance Manager Matt McGovern said: "Liam Glynn has shown dedication and commitment since a very young age. His performance at the weekend was outstanding and his Bronze medal is very much deserved. We are delighted for Liam and are looking forward to watching him as he continues on his journey as a top-class athlete."

The 19-year-old completed a solid weekend of racing on Sunday afternoon and clinched the podium spot despite difficult shifty conditions on the Baltic Sea.

In 2013 Glynn, won the Topper World Championships as a junior.

As Afloat.ie previously reported, The latest result now qualifies Glynn for the Irish Sailing Senior Team in 2018 and he will compete at the Olympic qualifier in Aarhus, Denmark, in August.

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