Athlete Liam Foley celebrates double gold medal win

Athlete Liam Foley celebrates double gold medal win

Liam Foley along with his family, friends and supporters celebrated his phenomenal double win at the Trisome Games. 

The athlete took home two gold medals last month. Liam first claimed first place in the 1500m and struck gold for a second time in the 800m race. 


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The Trisome Games is a multi-sport World championships event for athletes with Down syndrome in Turkiye. 

For his return to Ireland, everyone in Liam’s native Trim made sure to mark the incredible achievement by throwing a welcome home victory party. 

“We’re still buzzing from the incredible Homecoming Celebration for our Double World Athletics Champion, Liam Foley, last Friday night,” the Louth Meath branch shared on Instagram. 


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“The Castle Arch Hotel in Trim was bursting at the seams with Liam’s family, fellow athletes, coaches, friends, and admirers – all gathered to shower him with love and admiration as he proudly displayed his TWO gold medals! 

The cheers echoed through the rafters as Liam took centre stage, surrounded by the warmth of his community’s support.”

In September of 2023, Liam who is a member of DSI, set a new European record in the 800m, T21, Men’s race with a time of 2:55.63.  It was a phenomenal achievement for his first-ever international track event. The seasoned road runner also won another Gold in the 1500m, T21, Men’s race, making him a double European Champion.

His recent win at the Trisome games makes him a World Champion runner. 

A huge congratulations to Liam on his victory. 



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