Road to Rio

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  • 17th May 2016

RTE2 Wednesday’s 8.30pm

Road To Rio is a six-part series that captures the ecstatic highs and crushing lows as Irelands medal hopefuls try to qualify for Rio 2016. The tension builds before big qualifying events, as these athletes strive to reach the pinnacle of sporting achievement- the Olympics.
The would-be Olympians compete in a wide range of disciplines – Boxing, Modern Pentathlon, Race Walking, Sailing, Showjumping, Sprint Hurdles, Swimming, Taekwondo, Track Cycling, and the Marathon – featuring a mix of first timers full of hunger, alongside experienced campaigners who know how much sacrifice lies ahead.
Focusing not just on sport, this observational documentary series also draws a clearer picture of these exceptional people and how they balance a world-class training regimes with living their everyday lives.
Produced and directed by Dhruba Banerjee, Strike films and Darragh Bambrick. The series was edited by Darragh Bambrick and Guy Montgomery. Egg completed all of the post production with Aza Hand mixing the sound, Grade by Nik Panteris and Online editing by Alan O’Sullivan