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Orla Barry

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Cork, IRL
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management, Law - Waterford Institute of Technology: Ireland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age nine.

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (paralympics.ie, 15 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In June 2013 she was named Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month in Ireland. (corkrunning.blogspot.com, 28 Aug 2013)

She received the Cork Evening Echo Ladies Sportstar Award for 2012. (leevale.org, 02 Feb 2013)
Impairment
She was born without the lower part of her legs. Both the limbs were amputated above the knee before her first birthday. (irishexaminer.com, 04 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In January 2020 she announced her retirement from competitive Para athletics. "After 20 years, 15 years at elite level and nine major championship medals I have decided to call it a day on my Para athletics career. There were many highs and lows throughout with my coach of 17 years, Pat Furlong, and I have a lot of fond memories. I'm looking forward to exciting times ahead for me in the next chapter." (Facebook profile, 13 Jan 2020; rte.ie, 13 Jan 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a professional master of education qualification at Hibernia College in Dublin, Ireland. (wit.ie, 24 May 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 2011-01-29 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55-57 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-15 2