Greta Streimikyte

 
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DOB: 24/08/1995


Hometown:  Swords, Co. Dublin


Classification: T13 - Visually Impaired


A member of Clonliffe Harriers Athletics Club, Greta made her debut for the Irish Para-Athletics team in June 2016 when she competed in the IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. There, she competed in the T13 1,500m final and came home with a bronze medal after a fantastic run.

At the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games she placed third in her heat and advanced to the final where she ran a lifetime best time of 4:45.06 finishing an impressive fourth place; a tremendous achievement.

A student of International Relations in DCU, Greta started her running career thanks to her parents. Originally from Lithuania she is a triplet and has a condition called retinopathy brought about by being in a incubator at birth. She moved to Ireland in 2010 and became an Irish citizen in 2015.


Read about Greta in the news

the42.ie May 2016

The Irish Times May 2016

The Irish Times Sep 2016