Ireland at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

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Ireland at the
1960 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Ireland.svg
IPC code IRL
NPC Paralympics Ireland
Website www.paralympics.ie
in Rome
Competitors 5
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 0 0 2
Summer Paralympics appearances

Ireland participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome, Italy. The 1960 Paralympics, now considered to have been the first Paralympic Games, were initially known as the ninth Stoke Mandeville Games, Games for athletes with disabilities founded in Great Britain in 1948.[1]

Ireland were one of 23 nations to enter athletes and the team of five athletes finished 12th in the medals table, winning two gold medals. Both of Ireland's gold medals were won by Joan Horan. Horan won her medals in two different sports, one in women's St. Nicholas Round open archery and one in the women's 25 m Crawl complete class 2 swimming event.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britain's golden pioneer", BBC, September 13, 2004
  2. ^ "Ireland honours pioneering Paralympian". inside world parasport. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Results for Joan Horan from the International Paralympic Committee