5 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

The daughter of a Clones woman living in Australia has qualified for the Paralympics in Rio.

Sarah Walsh, daughter of Patricia, neé Connolly from Clones and Tom, who is originally from Waterford, is a 17-year-old T/F44 athlete below knee amputee who competes in 100m and long jump.

The Sydney-born teenager has been selected as a member of the Australian Paralympic team and will compete in Rio in the coming weeks. Sarah last featured in The Northern Standard last October as she competed in the T44 100m race at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in Doha, Qatar. At the time she was ranked sixth in the world and was awarded sixth place at the World Championships the same month. Sarah has won numerous state championships and Australian junior titles and also has medalled in the Australian open events. She also holds T/F44 records in 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and shotput.

Sarah was born with a …

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