Damien Vereker


Sport: Tandem Cycling

Event: 4000m Individual Pursuit, 1000m Time Trial, Time Trial (Road) and Road Race

Classification: Tandem B

Disability: Visual Impairment

DOB: 04/06/1980

Hometown: Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny, now living in Co. Waterford

Twitter: @DamienVereker80

  • Rio 2016 will be Damien's first Paralympic Games.

A hard-working cyclist, Damien is a member of the Comeragh Cycling Club and cites his wife Jennifer as his inspiration. The Kilkenny man who is now based in Waterford, recently saw his hard work on the bike paying off when he took home first place in the Road Race at the Cycling World Cup in South Africa, and aims to keep training as hard as possible in the coming months to bring home some more medals to Irish soil. He has now joined forces with pilot Seán Hahessy and they will be working hard over the coming months to prepare for Rio.