Noelle Lenihan


DOB: 04/11/1999
Hometown:  Charleville, Cork
Disability Group: Cerebral Palsy

One of the youngest members of the team, Noelle made her debut on the international stage at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha at the end of 2015. She made her mark immediately, claiming a silver medal at the event and setting a new world record with some fantastic throwing.

This success followed on from a hugely successful competition in Berlin and the IPC Grand Prix where she finished positioned third in the world. She was named as one of IPC’s ‘Athletes to Watch’ for Rio 2016. Noelle lived up to the hype by setting a new world record on her way to winning a gold medal in the F38 discus at the 2016 IPC Athletics World Championships in Grosseto, Italy. 

This form continued and Noelle ended 2016 on a high by claiming Gold, settling a new personal best & world record with a throw of 32.14m, at the Rio Paralympic Games. This was Noelle's first Paralympic Games Experience

Read about Noelle in the news

The42 September 2016

The Irish Times September 2016