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Gary Ryan

Full name: Gary Ryan
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 12, 1972 in Kilcummin, Tipperary, Ireland
Affiliations: Nenagh Olympic AC, Nenagh (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Neil Ryan.

Biography

Gary Ryan ran for Ireland at two Olympics as a sprinter. At the Irish nationals, he won the 100 metres five times (1999-2000, 2002-03, 2005) and the 200 four times (1996-99). He also won the Irish 200 m indoor title seven times (1994, 1996-98, 2003-03, 2005), and won five Scottish national championships, the outdoor 200 in 1997, and four indoor 200 crowns – 1997-98, and 2002-03. Ryan won 14 sprint titles at the Irish Universities Athletics Association Championships, and added seven victories in relay events. Internationally, his biggest achievement was winning a bronze medal with the Irish 4x400 relay team at the 2004 World Indoors.

Ryan retired from competitive athletics in 2006 to devote his total attention to his job as Director of Development with Athletics Ireland. The following year Gary was appointed Director of Coaching with Athletics Ireland, and in February 2009 he took up his new job as Elite Sports Development Officer at NUI Galway.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.35 (2004); 200 – 20.67 (1997).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Men's 200 metres Ireland IRL 8 h5 r2/4
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Ireland IRL 4 h3 r1/3

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Ireland Quarter-Finals Heat Five 8 20.89 0,176 1
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Ireland Round One Heat Eleven 3 QU 20.78 0,225 6

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Ireland IRL Round One Heat Three 4 39.26 4
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