Cardiff Philosophy student to compete at Paralympic World Championships
20 October 2015
Cardiff University student Jenny McLoughlin is to compete at the Paralympic World Championships in Doha (21- 31 October).
Philosophy student Jenny competes in the T37 100m (Thurs 22 October, first heat 9.25 GMT, final 7pm UK time) as part of the British Athletics team at Doha 2015, the last major gathering of top international athletes before the Rio 2016 Games.
Jenny won bronze alongside Olivia Breen, Bethy Woodward and Katrina Hart at the London 2012 Paralympics in the women's T35/38 4x100m relay. She also made the finals of both the T37 100m and 200m at the championships.
Outside of Paralympic competition, she cites her greatest achievement to date as winning a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi competing in the T37 100m. This was her first major medal after she made her Paralympic debut aged 16 at the 2008 Games in Beijing, where she competed in the T37 100m and 200m before an audience of 90,000 people.
Originally from Stockport, Cheshire, Jenny first got involved in Athletics when she was 14 years old. Having always enjoyed running, she joined a local club when she moved to Wales in 2005. She subsequently joined the British Athletics team in 2007, making her breakthrough at the 2007 UK School Games, taking gold in the 100m.