Paula Coghlan

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Paula Coghlan
141100 - Wheelchair basketball Paula Coghlan shoots 2 - 3b - 2000 Sydney match photo.jpg
Coghlan aims her shot during competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1965-10-14) 14 October 1965 (age 50)
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 at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Paralympics, winning a silver medal with the team at both games.[2] She was the domestic partner of wheelchair basketballer Sandy Blythe for eight years until his suicide in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Media Guide : 2000 Paralympic Games. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2000. 
  2. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Edmund, Sam (22 November 2005). "Tributes flow for trailblazer; Tragic death of Paralympian". Herald Sun. p. 9.