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Shirley Reilly

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Residence
Tucson, AZ, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Public Policy and Administration - University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing at age 10.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to athletics through the Wheels on Fire basketball team in San Jose, CA, United States of America.
Club / Team
University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Track and Field Team: Tucson, AZ, USA

General interest

Hero / Idol
US wheelchair racer Jean Driscoll. (svcn.com, 28 Jun 2007)
Famous relatives
Her grandfather played basketball for Georgetown University in the 1943 National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Championship game in New York, NY, United States of America. (running.competitor.com, 12 Oct 2012)
Impairment
She was born three weeks premature with paralysis from the waist down. At age three she had several surgical procedures, during which doctors fused rods to her spine to stabilise it. (racerswest.com, 15 Aug 2011; US Paralympics, 22 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 7
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 7
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2011-01-22 4
Women's 100 m T53 Final 2011-01-23 8
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-27 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 6
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 1
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Women's 800 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 1
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 1
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-25 6
Women's 400 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 2
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 5
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-25 5
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-26 4
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-27 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2016-09-18 5