Thomas McCague

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Occupation
Graphical Design
Languages
English
Higher education
Saint Oliver's Community College: Drogheda, IRL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para powerlifting in 2011 at the Aura Drogheda Leisure Centre in Ireland.
Why this sport?
"I was heading back to a friend's house and was struggling to walk, so he suggested I change my diet and do a little exercise to feel better. I lost five stone in around 10 months through sheer hard work and dedication and when I was at the Convention of Little People of Ireland in November 2011, they persuaded the 'new me' to take up the powerlifting challenge."
Name of coach
Ken Hurley [national]

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2014 he received a Drogheda Civic Award in Ireland. (droghedalife.com, 09 May 2014)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (dundalkdemocrat.ie, 05 Sep 2013)