Orla Barry


DOB: 21/09/1990

Hometown:  Ladysbridge, Cork

Disability Group: Amputee

Orla Barry took up athletics at the age of 16 in 2006 and has since represented Ireland at two Paralympic Games, finishing a creditable fifth in Beijing in 2008 and winning a bronze medal at London 2012. In 2013, Orla broke the world record for F57 discus, securing a superb silver medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships before going on to the World Championship in Doha in 2015 where she secured a bronze medal. In the lead up to the 2016 Rio Paralympics Orla earned a gold medal in F57 discus at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto Italy