Wade McMahon

Wade McMahon - F37 Javelin


Wade was in Para athletics class F37, an ambulant cerebral palsy (or similar) class.


Wade started athletics in 1995 as a 16 year and showed promise in a number of events including sprinting, dicus and javelin. He went to his first Paralympic Games in 2008, in Athens.  Wade finished 4th in the F37/38 Javelin, missing the bronze medal by the smallest bronze medal by the smallest of margins. 


Wade  worked with Alison  from 2003 - 2011 improving his javelin from  36.72m to 47.93m.

 


 

Damien's major athletics achievements  (most recent first) include:

  • 2011  IPC Athletics World Champs, Christchurch, NZ 4th place (F37/38 Javelin) - 43.96m
  • 2011  IPC Athletics World Champs, Christchurch, NZ Bronze medal (35-38 4x100m relay) - 46.07s
  • 2008  Beijing Paralympic Games 4th place (F37/38 Javelin) - 46.71m
  • 2006 IPC Athletics World Champs, Assen Holland, Bronze medal (F37 Javelin)  - 44.89m


Wade's event (F37 Javelin) was dropped from the Rio programme after the 2011 IPC Athletics World Champs, and so Wade retired.  Ironically it was  re-instated after London, but Wade has moved on to develop his career.


More information on Wade can be found here.