Shane McLoughlin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Partner Petrina and two children
Residence
Ireland

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Dave Sweeney [national], IRL
Training Regime
He trains for four hours a day, three days a week.

General interest

Impairment
He injured his leg in 2001 after being kicked by an animal. Following 56 operations he made the decision to amputate his leg below the knee in 2012. (irishmirror.ie, 07 Jun 2015; independent.ie, 11 Jun 2015)
Other information
CLASSIFICATION CHANGE
He switched classifications from standing shot put to seated shot put due to complications with his leg. "I'm using a wheelchair a lot more now than I did and also a throwing frame, it's a different type of training now I'm a sitting athlete." (northernstandard.ie, 15 Apr 2016)