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O'CONNOR Christopher
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Ireland   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthDublin, IRL
Height1.75 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Finglas, IRL
Occupation
Coach, Fitness Instructor
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 at the National Sports Campus in Ireland.
Why this sport?
His father was a powerlifter.
Name of coach
Ken Hurley [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Gitsey, Chris (paralympics.ie, 04 Apr 2014; Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Hobbies
Going to the gym, meditation. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach John Lane. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes to listen to music and meditate before lifting. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't look left, don't look right, just lift." (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 88kg  NoM
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2015 88kg  NoM