Tom Leahy (athlete)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tom Leahy
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Ireland
Paralympic Games
Track and field (athletics)
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Shot Putt - C2
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Discus Throw - F51
Silver medal – second place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Club Throw - C2
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Shot Putt - C2
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Club Throw - C2
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Mixed Individual - C2
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Mixed Team - C1-C2
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Mixed Individual - C2

Tom Leahy is a paralympic athlete from Ireland competing mainly in category BC2 Boccia events and F32 throwing events.


Tom has competed in eight Paralympic games across Boccia and Athletics winning a total of eight medals. His first games were in 1984 where he won a gold medal in the shot putt and a silver in the club throw. In the 1988 Summer Paralympics he won a silver in the shot putt and a bronze in the club throw he also won a gold in the Boccia as well as competing as part of the British Boccia team that finished fourth. In 1992 he attempted to defend his title but only finished third again competing in the British team, 1996 saw him again compete in the team and individual Boccia events, winning a silver in the Individual event. In 2000 he returned to the track competing in the club throw and winning a gold in the Discus, he stayed in athletics in 2004 competing in the shot putt before again competing in Boccia in the 2008.[1]