Paula Coghlan

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Paula Coghlan
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Coghlan aims her shot during competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1965-10-14) 14 October 1965 (age 51)
Box Hill, Victoria
Coghlan shoots the ball during a match at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics

Paula Coghlan (born 14 October 1965)[1] is an Australian wheelchair basketball player. Born in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill,[1] 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. [1]She was a member of the Gliders team that won silver medals in 2000 and 2004. [2] She competed as Paula Lohman at the 1992 Games and at the 1996 Games she competed as Paula Ewin.[2] Coghlan was the Gliders team captain at the 2004 Games.[3] She was the domestic partner of wheelchair basketballer Sandy Blythe for eight years until his suicide in 2005.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Australian Paralympic Media guide : 2000 Paralympic Games Sydney" (PDF). Australian Sport Publications Archive. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Search results for Australian Paralympians whose first name is "Paula"". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Halloran, Jessica (17 September 2004). "Young balladeer strikes positive note". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Edmund, Sam (22 November 2005). "Tributes flow for trailblazer; Tragic death of Paralympian". Herald Sun. p. 9.