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Karen Elizabeth Cromie (24 September 1979 – 28 January 2011)[1] was a Northern Irish rower, wheelchair basketball player and Paralympian. She competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, where she in came fifth in the mixed double sculls, with James Roberts.[2]


Cromie won silver at the 2005 and 2006 Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball World Cups with the National GB Team.[3] In 2009, she transferred to the National Irish Team.[4]


Karen's sister is a doctor in the United Kingdom, and her brother is a chiropractor in Norway.[3]


Cromie committed suicide by jumping off a bridge on 28 January 2011. She was 32.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Talented athlete dies in second suicide bid on same bridge... could it have been prevented?,, 29 January 2011
  2. ^ Results for Karen Cromie from the International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ a b [1][permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Profile – Karen Cromie Archived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Funeral held for tragic paralympian". News Letter. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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