Three time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch retires

Ruth Chambers

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Ruth Chambers

Leixlip man Eoin Rheinisch has announced his retirement from international competition, however he is set to become Ireland’s first ever homegrown high performance canoeing coach.

Leixlip man Eoin Rheinisch has announced his retirement from international competition, however he is set to become Ireland’s first ever homegrown high performance canoeing coach.

The 34-year-old Kildare man represented Ireland at three Olympic Games and finished in fourth place in the K1 Slalom at Beijing games 2008 after recording the fastest time with just three competitors to go. In London four years later, a 50-second penalty forced him to a 14th position finish.

“The Olympics were incredible experiences but the time has come for me to move on to the next chapter of my life,” said the Leixlip man in a statement.

He added “I have given the decision to retire much thought and it is not an easy thing to do.”