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Kieran Beyan, only the second gymnast to go to the Olympics from Ireland, overcame many obstacles in getting there.  At 11 yrs. he had surgery on his leg for a benign tumor. The surgery was botched and he was told he would never walk again.  He fought back and took up gymnastics.  Shortly after, he broke an arm and a wrist and then hit his head on the parallel bars resulting in a traumatic injury that caused blackouts. In 2010 prior to the European Championship he tore the ligament in his knee.  He broke his arm and his wrist, suffered a torn ligament in his other knee but came back in 2011 to win 3 World Cup medals, Ireland’s first in gymnastics.  He made it to the London Olympics but failed to medal but said he was happy just to get there.

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