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David Leavy

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Computing, Information Technology - Queen's University: Belfast, NIR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
He decided to try athletics after competing in seven-a-side football at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
City of Lisburn Athletic Club: Northern Ireland

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Ireland

General interest

Hobbies
Playing computer games. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Great Britain in football at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He has represented Great Britain in Para football, and competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2018; athleticsni.org, 19 Jul 2018; nirunning.co.uk, 23 May 2018)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)