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IRISH SUFFRAGETTE

THE FIRST IRISH WOMAN ATHLETE EVER TO GO TO THE OLYMPICS TELLS HER GREAT STORY TO STUART WEIR

MAEVE KYLE

IRISHWOMAN Maeve Kyle OBE had to wait until she was 28 for the opportunity to compete in the Olympics. Prior to Melbourne in 1956, Ireland had only selected male athletes. Then she had to wait until 1964 and Tokyo before her best event, the 400m, was an Olympic event for women. At 37 she won her first major medal, a bronze in the 400m at the 1966 European Indoor Athletics Championships. It was a different world back in 1956 and quite fascinating to hear her story.

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