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Roy Guerin

Athletics | Powerlifting


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries

Further personal information

Wife Terje, twin children Nathan and Chantel
Higher education

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2010.
Why this sport?
He retired from athletics in 2008, but after two years wanted to try a different sport.

General interest

In 2015 he underwent shoulder surgery. The procedure was more complicated than anticipated, and due to the increased recovery time required he withdrew from the 2015 European Championships in Eger, Hungary, and announced he would not be fit enough to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 19 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He competed in para-athletics at the Paralympic Games in 1996 and 2008. He has also participated in autosolo motor racing in Ireland. (, 29 Aug 2012;, 08 Dec 2011)
He has spina bifida. (, 2008)
Other information
He has served as the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] athlete representative for powerlifting, and the chairman of the Kerry Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association in Ireland. He has also coached Irish para-athlete John McCarthy. (, 05 Oct 2015;, 19 Sep 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 6
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 1 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m T53 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 5
Men's 200 m T54 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m T54 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 10
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 9999