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LEAVY David
Sport Para athletics, Football 7-a-side
NPC Ireland   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthDownpatrick, NIR
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Higher education
Computing, Information Technology - Queen's University: Belfast, NIR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
He decided to try athletics after competing in seven-a-side football at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
City of Lisburn Athletic Club: Northern Ireland
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Ireland
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing computer games. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Great Britain in football at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He has represented Great Britain in Para football, and competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2018; athleticsni.org, 19 Jul 2018; nirunning.co.uk, 23 May 2018)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Football 7-a-side
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Team  
World Championship - Football 7-a-side
Rank Year Event Result
11 2017 Team  
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 1500m T38 4:23.86
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 1500m T38 4:28.72
6 2021 1500m T38 4:26.01