HUGGINSTOWN man, Ray O’Dwyer threw 19.76m in the F34 javelin final at the IPC World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand which left the Kilkenny native with an overall ranking of 11.
At just 20 years of age this was O’Dywer’s first appearance at a major championships.
James Nolan, team manager of the Irish team in New Zealand said he was very impressed with O’Dwyer.
“He was composed in the stadium even when interrupted by an over eager official,” Nolan said. “Some are born to stay cool in pressure situations, Ray possesses this quality. At age 20 it may be Rio in 2016 before we see Ray at his best. I have no doubt he will be on a Paralympic podium.”