Athletes

Jenny McLoughlin

Jenny first got involved in Athletics when she was 14 years old. Having always enjoyed running, she joined a local club when she moved to Wales in 2005.

  • Events:
    Athletics, Table Tennis
  • Home Town:
    Stockport
  • Lives:
    Chepstow, Monmouthshire
  • Trains:
    Disability Sport Wales, Cardiff
  • Date Of Birth:
    03/10/1991
  • Games Attended:
    London 12, Beijing 08

She subsequently joined the Athletics team in 2007 and moved her main training base to Cardiff. That same year, she made her breakthrough at the 2007 UK School Games, taking gold in the 100m.

Outside of Paralympic competition, she cites her greatest achievement to date as winning a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi competing in the T37 100m. This was her first major medal after she made her Paralympic debut aged 16 at the 2008 Games in Beijing, where she competed in the T37 100m and 200m before an audience of 90,000 people.

On her second Games appearance at London 2012, Jenny was part of the women's T35/38 4x100m relay, winning bronze alongside Olivia Breen, Bethy Woodward and Katrina Hart. She also made the finals of both the T37 100m and 200m.

In 2010, Jenny was awarded A-Levels from Chepstow Comprehensive School and she is currently studying at Cardiff University.

Jenny has cerebral palsy.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • T37 100m: 7th
    T37 200m: 5th
    T35/38 4x100m: bronze
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • T37 100m: 7th
    T37 200m: 7th
     
  • 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
  • T37 200m: DNS
  • 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships, Stadskanaal, Holland
  • T37 100m: 5th
    T37 200m: silver
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • T35-T38 4x100m relay: bronze
    T37 100m: 7th
    T37 200m: 8th  
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India (representing Wales)
  • T37 100m: silver
     

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