Mayo's Sinead Diver will be representing Australia at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. PHOTO: SPORTSFILE

Mayo native to compete in the Olympics

A native of Mayo has been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Sinead Diver, originally from Belmullet and living in Melbourne for almost 20 years, will compete at her first Olympics, running the marathon, after finding the sport in her thirties and completing her first official 26.2-miler back in October 2014.

The 44-year-old was unable to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to injury.

Diver’s personal best is 2:24.11, set in the 2019 London Marathon as she secured Olympic qualification. She finished eighth in the 2020 edition, clocking 02:27:07 in wet conditions.

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