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John McCarthy

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51, F51

Further personal information

Residence
Cork, IRL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 1997 in Cork, Ireland.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to aid his recovery following his accident.
Name of coach
Dave Sweeney [national], IRL

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Ireland
Location
Czech Republic

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it your best every time." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Other sports
He has represented Ireland in wheelchair rugby at the European championships. (youghalonline.com, 17 Jul 2013)
Impairment
He experienced a C6 and C7 spinal cord injury after a diving accident. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 2
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F51 Final Round 7
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 9
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 11
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final Round 2012-08-31 15
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-22 5
Men's 200 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-26 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Heat 1 2015-10-27 7
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-27 8
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 1 2015-10-30 4
Men's 400 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-31 6