Niamh McCarthy is an Irish Paralympic discus thrower, competing in the F41 classification, a classification for persons of reduced stature. She is the 2018 European champion in the event at her classification and, as of August 2018, the European record holder at 31.76 metres. Rio Silver Medal was the hardest fought. World 2017 Silver Medal
Niamh’s story in rising to elite medal-winning athlete level is both inspiring and encouraging. Yet, what makes her most attractive to audiences is her openness and her infectious sense of adventure and enthusiasm. Listening to her automatically improves your mood.
Niamh’s presentation was inspiring and dynamic, and she had the ability to weave a story of her rich life experience with passion and enthusiasm. It included everything from failure to success at the highest level and even some skydiving for good measure.