Paul Clohessy

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Paul Clohessy
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Clohessy and his cycling partner Darren Harry on the gold medal podium after winning the Men's Tandem Sprint Open at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full name Paul Clohessy
Nationality  Australia
Born 11 November 1970
Perth, Western Australia

Paul Clohessy, OAM[1](born 11 November 1970)[2] is an Australian vision impaired tandem cyclist. He was born in Perth, Western Australia.[2] He represented Australia at the three Paralympics Games[3] - 1992, 1996 and 2000. He was also an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 1997 and 2000 in cycling.[4]


Eddie Hollands (left) and Paul Clohessy (right) of Australia in action during the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games

He competed but did not win any medals in his first Paralympics Games at the 1992 Barcelona Games.[5] At the 1996 Atlanta Games, he won a silver medal in the Men's Individual Pursuit Tandem open event with his cycling partner Eddy Hollands.[5] At the 2000 Sydney Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's Sprint Tandem open event with his cycling partner Darren Harry, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] and a bronze medal in the Men's 1 km Time Trial Tandem open event with Hollands.[5]

Darren Harry and Paul Clohessy of Australia during the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Games


  1. ^ a b "Clohessy, Paul, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Cyclists". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 19 January 2000. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paralympic Games". Wikipedia. 2017-08-26. 
  4. ^ Nihil, G. (2006). Australian Institute of Sport : celebrating excellence. Focus Publishing. p. 107. ISBN 1-921156-16-3. 
  5. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 15 February 2012.