Double Paralympic medallist Orla Barry retires

Double Paralympic medallist Orla Barry retires

Double Paralympic medallist Orla Barry has announced her retirement from Paralympic sport.

Barry, who represented Ireland at three Paralympic Games in F57 Discus, is a former world record holder in the event and retires having won nine medals at major events throughout her 13-year career as a high-performance para-athlete.

Speaking about her retirement, the Ladysbridge-native said, “I have had a wonderful career in Paralympic sport. I achieved everything that I set out to achieve when I first started competing as a 14-year-old and I have some amazing memories.”

Paralympics Ireland President John Fulham said, “Orla Barry has been a great athlete and a wonderful ambassador for her sport and for her country. I would like to thank her for the dedication she has shown towards her sport.”

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