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Garrett Culliton

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52, F52

Further personal information

Languages
English, Gaelic
Higher education
Engineering - Dublin Institute of Engineering: Ireland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics in 1993 at age 23.
Why this sport?
He started as part of his rehabilitation. "I got involved in the sport to help my balance and fitness in the chair."
Name of coach
Dave Sweeney [national], IRL

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
Ireland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Going to the cinema, attending basketball matches, wheelchair basketball, rugby, supporting Leinster Rugby Club. (intouchrugby.com, 05 Feb 2015; homepage.eircom.net, 2015)
Hero / Idol
French wheelchair rugby player Ryadh Sallem. (intouchrugby.com, 05 Feb 2015)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair rugby for the Irish national team and for Laois Lions in Ireland. (irishtimes.com, 13 Oct 2014; intouchrugby.com, 05 Feb 2015)
Famous relatives
His father Gerry was capped 19 times for the Irish rugby team. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He injured his spine playing rugby at age 22. (irishtimes.com, 13 Oct 2014)
Other information
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY
He co-founded the Irish national wheelchair rugby team in 1997. He was inspired to start a team in Ireland after seeing the sport played in the United States of America. (inclusivehub.com, 27 Oct 2010; irishtimes.com, 13 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F51 Final Round 8
Men's Javelin F51 Final Round 8
Men's Discus Throw F51 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33/34/52 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F52 Final Round 10
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F52 Final Round 9
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 8
Men's Shot Put F52 Final Round 10
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Pentathlon P53 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 6
Men's Shot Put F52 Final Round 10
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Pentathlon P51-53 Final Round 3
Men's Shot Put F52 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F51-53 Final 2011-01-27 6