The 20-year-old finished 6.587 off the winner in 12th place, with his teammate Cristopher Cumming 42nd.
Limerick cyclist Oisin O’Callaghan took part in the Downhill World Championships in Fort William in Scotland, and managed to finish in the top 12, a fantastic achievement for the young man.
Downhill Bike Racing is a race against the clock and over the course of two days participants have the opportunity to save hundreds of second everywhere you can to try get the fastest time.
O’Callaghan, 20, won a junior world title in Salzburg aged 17 in 2020, becoming the first Irishman to do so. The following February, O’Callaghan was awarded the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year gong
Now competing at senior level, the Ardpatrick man suffered an ankle ligament tear in Italy a month ago, yet he managed to be fit in time for the World Championships.
The 20-year-old finished 6.587 off the winner in 12th place, with his teammate Cristopher Cumming 42nd with a time of 15.985. Conor Bate placed 49th for Ireland at 19.520.