27 January 1990 |
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
|Residence||Glengormley, Belfast, UK|
|Event(s)||800 m, 1500m|
|College team||St Malachy's College, Belfast|
Michael Gerard McKillop (born 27 January 1990 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland) is an Irish middle distance runner and Paralympic athlete. He competes in the T37 classification, as he has a mild form of cerebral palsy.
He won the 800m title at the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships, clocking just over 2:02. and he represented Ireland at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, winning a gold medal at the T37 800 m clipping almost three seconds off his previous mark as he strode to an emphatic win in 1:59.41. His time was a Paralympic record. McKillop won the 800 m title at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in world-record time of 1:58.90, he also set a 1500 m world record but was not awarded a medal because of the lack of entries. in the London 2012 Paralympics, McKillop won gold for the men's 800 meter t37 with a time of 1:57.22; this was a world record. He won the 1500m T37 race in the 2012 London Paralympics. The medal was later presented to him by his mother, Catherine McKillop, an ambassador of Procter & Gamble.
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- Duncan Mackay (9 September 2012), Pistorius overlooked for London 2012 fair play award as Ireland's McKillop chosen, Inside the Games, archived from the original on 12 September 2012
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