Paul Clohessy

Paul Clohessy, OAM[1] (born 11 November 1970)[2] is an Australian vision impaired tandem cyclist. He was born in Perth, Western Australia.[2] He represented Australia at the three Paralympic Games - 1992, 1996 and 2000. He was also an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 1997 and 2000 in cycling.[3]

Paul Clohessy
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Clohessy and his cycling partner Darren Harry on the gold medal podium after winning the Men's Tandem Sprint Open at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full namePaul Clohessy
Nationality Australia
Born11 November 1970
Perth, Western Australia
Medal record
Cycling
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Men's Individual Pursuit Tandem open
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Men's Tandem Sprint open
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Men's 1 km Time Trial Tandem open
IPC Track and Road World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hasselt Men's Time Trial B & VI
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hasselt Men's Individual Pursuit B & VI
Gold medal – first place 1998 Colorado Springs Men's Time Trial B & VI
Gold medal – first place 1998 Colorado Springs Men's Individual Pursuit B & VI
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Colorado Springs Men's Sprint B & VI

ParalympicsEdit

 
Eddie Hollands (left) and Paul Clohessy (right) of Australia in action during the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games

He competed but did not win any medals in his first Paralympics Games at the 1992 Barcelona Games.[4] At the 1996 Atlanta Games, he won a silver medal in the Men's Individual Pursuit Tandem open event with his cycling partner Eddy Hollands.[4] At the 2000 Sydney Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's Sprint Tandem open event with his cycling partner Darren Harry, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] and a bronze medal in the Men's 1 km Time Trial Tandem open event with Hollands.[4]

 
Darren Harry and Paul Clohessy of Australia during the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Games

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Clohessy, Paul, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Cyclists". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 19 January 2000. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  3. ^ Nihil, G. (2006). Australian Institute of Sport : celebrating excellence. Focus Publishing. p. 107. ISBN 1-921156-16-3.
  4. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 15 February 2012.