Con O'Callaghan (decathlete)

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Con O'Callaghan
Personal information
Birth name Cornelius O'Callaghan
Born 1908
Kanturk, Ireland
Died unknown
Sport
Sport Decathlon

Cornelius "Con" O'Callaghan (1908–?) was an Irish track and field athlete. In 1928, he became the first Irish Olympian to compete in decathlon.[1]

O'Callaghan was the middle of three sons of Paddy O'Callaghan and Jane Healy. His eldest brother Seán played football and won a national title in the 440 yards hurdles, whereas his other brother Pat was the Olympic champion in hammer throw in 1928 and 1932.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Con O'Callaghan. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Olympic hero Dr. Pat O'Callaghan. joe.ie