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GUERIN Roy
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Ireland   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthTralee, IRL
Height1.75 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Terje, twin children Nathan and Chantel
Residence
Ireland
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Accounting
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2010.
Why this sport?
He retired from athletics in 2008, but after two years wanted to try a different sport.
General Interest
Injuries
In 2015 he underwent shoulder surgery. The procedure was more complicated than anticipated, and due to the increased recovery time required he withdrew from the 2015 European Championships in Eger, Hungary, and announced he would not be fit enough to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (radiokerry.ie, 19 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He competed in para-athletics at the Paralympic Games in 1996 and 2008. He has also participated in autosolo motor racing in Ireland. (independent.ie, 29 Aug 2012; rally.ie, 08 Dec 2011)
Impairment
He has spina bifida. (iwa.ie, 2008)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] athlete representative for powerlifting, and the chairman of the Kerry Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association in Ireland. He has also coached Irish para-athlete John McCarthy. (traleetoday.ie, 05 Oct 2015; radiokerry.ie, 19 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
12 2008 100m T53 16.59
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 100m T54 16.51
7 1998 200m T54 29.70
8 2006 100m T53 16.13
15 2006 200m T53 29.36
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012 67.5kg 131
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 72kg  NoM