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O'NEILL Catherine
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ireland   
GenderWomen
Age42
Place of BirthNew Ross, IRL
Height1.39 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F51
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Calum
Residence
Wexford, IRL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 at a sports camp for people with an impairment in New York, NY, United States of America.
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Ireland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham
General Interest
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive athletics in January 2015. "I spent a good bit of time thinking about it after Swansea [the 2014 European Championships] and I decided the time was right." (paralympic.org, 29 Jan 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2000 Discus Throw F51-54 6.32
6 2008 Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 6.13
4 2012 Club Throw F31/32/51 13.64
2 2012 Discus Throw F51/52/53 5.66
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 1998 Discus Throw F51 5.32
6 2002 Discus Throw F33-34/51-53 5.98
2 2011 Club Throw F31/32/51 13.56
1 2011 Discus Throw F51-53 5.89
5 2013 Discus Throw F51/52/53 5.51
6 2013 Club Throw F31/32/51 13.34
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Club Throw F32/51 11.76