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.

First Name Surname Medal Sport Event
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

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