Terry McHugh

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Terry McHugh
Personal information
Born 22 August 1963 (1963-08-22) (age 55)
Clonmel, Ireland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb)
Sport
Country  Ireland
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) NR 82.75 m (2000)

Terry McHugh (born 22 August 1963) is a retired Irish track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. His personal best of 82.75 m, set in 2000, is the Irish record. He won twenty-one consecutive Irish Championships from 1984 to 2004.[1]

Career[edit]

During his career, McHugh finished tenth at the 1993 World Championships and seventh at the 1994 European Championships. He competed in four Summer Olympics1988 (22nd), 1992 (27th), 1996 (29th) and 2000 (20th).

McHugh also competed in two Winter Olympics1992 Albertville (32nd in Bobsleigh Men's Two) and 1998 Nagano (27th in Bobsleigh Men's Two & 30th in Bobsleigh Men's Four).

He is the second Irish sportsperson, after sailor David Wilkins, to compete at five Olympics, and the first to compete at six.

Personal life[edit]

McHugh has remained close friends with his bobsleigh team mate and former champion discus thrower Garry Power, who now teaches at a school in the UK. McHugh lives in Switzerland with his wife Daniela (former Swiss 400m runner) and son. He returned to Ireland in 2009 for the burial of Power's father, for whom he was a pall-bearer.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ireland
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 22nd 76.46 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 19th (q) 76.14 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 27th 73.26 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 10th 76.22 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 80.46 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 21st 74.58 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States 29th 72.84 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 14th 77.90 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 23rd 72.82 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 20th 77.23 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20th 79.90 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 24th 75.49 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany NM

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1988 - 76.46
  • 1992 - 73.26
  • 1993 - 78.28
  • 1994 - 82.14
  • 1995 - 74.58
  • 1996 - 72.84
  • 1997 - 77.90
  • 1998 - 79.73
  • 1999 - 78.47
  • 2000 - 82.75 NR
  • 2001 - 78.19
  • 2002 - 78.67
  • 2003 - 72.14
  • 2004 - 75.57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irish Republic Championships – GBR Athletics

External links[edit]