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Charlie Haughey's Grandniece Wins Double Silver For Hong Kong


The grandniece of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey has taken home not one but two medals from the Tokyo games.

Siobhan Bernadette Haughey added a second medal to her haul after she came second in this morning's 100 metres freestyle swim.

It follows on from her first silver medal earlier this week in the 200 metres swim.

While the medals belong to Hong Kong, the 23-year-old's roots are firmly in Ireland.

Siobhan's dad Darach is the nephew of former Fianna Fáil leader Charles and her mother is from Hong Kong.

The pair met while Darach worked as a banker in the former British Colony.

So will Haughey ever don the green white and orange of Ireland?

It doesn't appear so. Before the 2016 games in Rio, the olympian revealed she'd been approached to represent her father's home country.

She turned down the offer as she feels more connected to her home country and is proud to be from Hong Kong

 



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