Paul Clohessy

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Paul Clohessy
231000 - Cycling track Darren Harry Paul Clohessy gold medal podium - 3b - 2000 Sydney podium photo.jpg
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 competed but did not win any medals at the 1992 Barcelona Games.[3] At the 1996 Atlanta Games, he won a silver medal in the Men's Individual Pursuit Tandem open event with Eddy Hollands.[3] At the 2000 Sydney Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's Sprint Tandem open event with 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.[3] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 1997 and 2000 in cycling.[4]


  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 20 January 2000. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Nihil, G. (2006). Australian Institute of Sport : celebrating excellence. Focus Publishing. p. 107. ISBN 1-921156-16-3.