Heidelberg was the host city for the 1972 Paralympic Games. Team Ireland benefitted from the shorter trip to Germany and were able to make this count on the podium where 9 Irish athletes claimed medals.
Rosaleen Gallagher added a further two medals to her impressive haul and she was joined by Jimmy Gibson and Kathleen Fagan as double medal winners in Heidelberg. There was also a silver medal for Ireland in the Women’s teams table tennis and Jimmy Gibson also made it a second gold medal in a row as he won the top prize in the snooker.
|Rosaleen||Gallagher||Gold||Ahtletics||Women’s 60m Wheelchair 1B|
|Kathleen||Fagan||Silver||Athletics||Women’s 60m m2|
|Kathleen||Fagan||Bronze||Athletics||Women’s Discus Throw 2|
|Rosaleen||Gallagher||Silver||Athletics||Women’s Javelin 1B|
|Jimmy||Gibson||Gold||Lawn Bowls||Men’s Pairs|
|Eddie||Lucas||Gold||Lawn Bowls||Men’s Pairs|
|Jimmy||Gibson||Silver||Snooker||Men’s Tournament Paraplegic|
|Frances||O’Sullivan White||Bronze||Swimming||Women’s 25m Backstroke 1B|
|Women’s||Teams 2||Silver||Table Tennis||Women’s Teams 2|