CLONES PARALYMPIC HOPEFUL APPEALS FOR RETURN OF STOLEN BLADE

13 June 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

A Clones athlete who had his prosthetic running blade stolen last weekend has appealed to the thieves to return it.
As previously reported in The Northern Standard, Shane McLaughlin from Clonkeencole is working towards achieving a place on the national Paralympics team. He is a member of the Irish Wheelchair Association Sports throws section, which incorporates javelin, discus and shotputt.
Shane, whose blade was stolen from his car in the early hours of last Saturday morning, has a prosthetic leg for day to day use. He is due to take part in a competition in Portlaoise this Saturday where he will throw shotputt and discus. He is also due to participate in an international competition in Berlin, Germany next Wednesday, also in the shotputt and discus category.
The local man was fitted with his custom made blade, which cost …
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