SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty has congratulated local athlete, Emma McQuaid, on placing 12th at the World CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Newry & Armagh MLA commented, “It can be hard to fathom the years, the intensity, the discipline, and the sheer commitment required to even compete on the world stage of CrossFit, but the fact Emma saw off the challenge of so many competitors to win the title outright in Europe and qualify for the World Games is an incredible achievement.
“I recognise the sacrifice and hard work that Emma has invested in this effort – the training, the lifestyle, the discipline, the sacrifices that she has had to embrace are absolutely staggering. Emma is a wonderful credit to herself and her family and she has made our whole community proud.
“To go toe-to-toe with a field of highly motivated global athletes was both a massive challenge, and an incredible opportunity – the fact that Emma rose to that challenge and established herself as an internationally recognised elite athlete is an wonderful achievement.
“Well done Emma, you should be very proud, and I hope that this is a stepping stone to further successes.”