MCLOUGHLIN Jenny < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA Wales   
Gender Women
Born 03 Oct 1991 in Stockport, ENG
Height1.58 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification T37
Further Personal Information
Residence Cardiff, WAL
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Philosophy - Cardiff University: Wales
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 2006 at her local athletics club in Wales.
Why this sport? She was interested in athletics from a young age and joined a club after she moved to Wales.
Name of coach Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Keith Antoine [personal], GBR
Training Regime She trains at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament World Cup
Location Manchester, ENG
General Interest
Hobbies Riding horses, supporting English football team Manchester United, spending time with friends. (sportsaid.org.uk, 23 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning silver in the T37 100m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (cardiff.ac.uk, 20 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (sportsaid.org.uk, 23 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol British middle distance runner Kelly Holmes. (sportwales.org.uk, 26 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." [Marianne Williamson] (motivational-paralympians.co.uk, 11 Nov 2012)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (sportsaid.org.uk, 23 Mar 2015)
Impairment She was born prematurely and spent the first few weeks of her life in an incubator. At age six months, her parents were told she had cerebral palsy after doctors noticed she was not using her right hand. Her condition, known as hemiplegia, affects the movement in her right arm and leg. (freepressseries.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an ambassador for children's charity Sparkle Appeal in Wales. (sportsaid.org.uk, 23 Mar 2015)