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James McCarthy

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Ireland
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, French, Gaelic

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Dave Sweeney [national]
Coach from which country?
Ireland

General interest

Nicknames
Macker [from his surname]. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Hobbies
Reading, travelling, sport, quizzes. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 2011 European Indoor Rowing Championships. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
His coaches and all his team-mates. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Hero / Idol
"Anyone who has played for Munster Rugby Club." (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Injuries
In April 2010 he experienced a sprained spine and strained shoulder muscle. It took him six months to recover. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)

He had various muscle tears and pulls over the years as a shot putter. These included a torn pectoral with a torn bicep and a ripped forearm muscle injury, all at the same time. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in me." (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Other sports
He captained Ireland in the Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations Championship in Auvergne, France. He has also competed internationally in rowing. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011, thefrontrowunion.com, 15 Jun 2013)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F56 Final Round 13
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57 Final Round 9
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 13