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Packing their bags for Gavin's Olympic bid
It is an exciting time in the Noble household. Tom and Mary are packing their bags before setting off for London to watch their son, Gavin, compete for Ireland in the Olympic Games. And with their other four children also joining them to cheer on Gavin it is going to be a real family affair when the men’s triathlon gets underway next Tuesday, August 7.
“We are very excited and very proud as well. Gavin has been through a lot with injuries and disappointments over the years so I would have to say that we admire him very much as well,” Tom explained.
Gavin hasn’t been able to get back to Enniskillen since he qualified for the Olympic Games and the whole family are looking forward to celebrating his Olympic achievement.
“To just see him on the starting line will be special and hope that Gavin can put in a big performance and we are all looking forward to celebrating that evening and it will certainly be a very unique experience,” Tom stated.
Just six weeks ago Gavin was unable to train due to injury but he has proved his fitness and will make history when he becomes the first Irish male ever to compete in the Olympic Games.
Noble has been Ulster and Irish Champion at every age group and every distance from school age up to senior. Also a British Youth Champion he is a European Cup winner and has competed in two Commonwealth Games and holds the Irish Olympic distance triathlon record.