Name: Kerrie Leonard
Hometown: Culmullen, Co. Meath
Kerrie Leonard will make her first appearance at a Paralympic Games following a qualification pathway severely disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.
Kerrie picked up Archery through a family friend at the age of 12, she started competing competitively at 21. Kerrie has competed internationally since 2012, coached by Jim Conroy, she has represented Ireland at the last three World Archery Championships. The Meath native missed out on qualification to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, this didn’t deter Kerrie as she continued to follow her dream of representing Ireland at a Paralympic Games.
Kerrie is from a farming background and a safety advocate for farm safety. She studied Equine Business in Maynooth University; she then went on to complete a Marketing Masters in UCD in 2019. Kerrie works full time and balances her career with training around her workday.
Kerrie’s Schedule |
- Ranking Round – 27th August (Day 3)
- 1/16 Elimination – 29th August (Day 5)
- 1/8 & Final – 30th August (Day 6)