Coghlan aims her shot during competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics
14 October 1965 |
Box Hill, Victoria
Paula Coghlan (born 14 October 1965) is an Australian wheelchair basketball player. Born in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill, She was part of the Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team (Gliders) at four Paralympics: the 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, and 2004 Athens games. She was a member of the Gliders team that won silver medals in 2000 and 2004.  She competed as Paula Lohman at the 1992 Games and at the 1996 Games she competed as Paula Ewin. Coghlan was the Gliders team captain at the 2004 Games. She was the domestic partner of wheelchair basketballer Sandy Blythe for eight years until his suicide in 2005.
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