Success for Tipperary native at the International World Amputee Sports Games

Tipperary man, Cillian Dunne returned home this week, from an impressive performance at the International World Amputee Sports Games (IWAS) in Portugal with 3 bronze medals secured in all three of his track events, the 5000m, 400m and 100m.

Success for Tipperary native at the International World Amputee Sports Games

The Irish team return from the
IWAS Games which was held in Portugal
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©Ryan Images/Conor Ryan

Cillian travelled as part of Irish Wheelchair Associations Team Ireland, alongside 8 other team mates from across the country to compete in the IWAS

The Irish team return from the
IWAS Games which was held in Portugal
Mandatory Credit
©Ryan Images/Conor Ryan

Games hsted in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal. The Team returned to Dublin airport on Tuesday 29th November with a total of 1 Irish Record, 9 medals (1 Silver and 8 Bronze) and 7 Personal Bests.

Dublin native Aryell Sheedy claimed a Silver Medal in the u20 400m after placing 1st but coming 2nd on points. That wasn’t Aryell’s only medal however as he also claimed a Bronze in the T37 1500M & Bronze in the 800m also setting a new PB. Cork native Steven Bradley took home a Bronze medal in the 1500M and also created a new Irish Record in his time of 6.23.57. Dublin’s Ella Sherlock took home a Bronze medal in the F37 Javelin u20 Final. Ella has two more PB’s in the 100m in a time of 20.84 and the Shot Put event throwing 5.04m.Shane Curran was another medal winner for Team Ireland. The Galway native won Bronze in the F57 Discus throwing 19.30m while also achieving two PB’s in Javelin and Shot Put. The Final medal winner was Trix Schwedler from Kerry who placed 3rd and received a Bronze medal for her throw of 13.46.

Other Irish athletes to take part and compete very well were Patrick Crossan(Belfast), Dale O’ Sullivan and Cian O’ Neill(Both Cork), who put in stellar performances but unfortunately narrowly missed out on medals.

Larry Dunne, Cillian’s dad, who also travelled to Portugal as a coach said: “Over 20 countries took part in the IWAS Games with close to 500 athletes competing so the competition was tough and the standard was world class. I’m very proud of Cillian and all the athletes as they gave it their all at these games.”

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