Paddy Ryan,Olympic Gold Medal Winner Antwerp 1920 from Pallasgreen,Co.Limerick

Paddy Ryan,Hammer Throwing Gold and Silver Medal Antwerp 1920

Paddy Ryan,Hammer Throwing Gold and Silver Medal Antwerp 1920

Paddy Ryan was born in 1887 in Pallasgreen,Co.Limerick,he won his first Irish Title in 1902.He later emigrated to the United States where he was able to represent them after becoming a citizen, in the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp in Belgium.It was there where he won a Gold and Silver in the Hammer Throwing Events.Paddy returned home to Ireland and died in 1964.

World Record Hammer Throwing 1913 – 1938 ,Distance 189ft 6 half inches

9 All Ireland Championships .

7 American Championships .

New York Championship 1912.

Paddy Ryan ,Pallasgreen ,Co.Limerick,Ireland

Paddy Ryan ,Pallasgreen ,Co.Limerick,Ireland

Pallasgreen,Co.Limerick

Pallasgreen,Co.Limerick

Pallasgreen ,sometimes referred to by the local as New Pallas as there is Old Pallas within close proximity is a small thriving village situated on the main Limerick to Tipperary Town Road.

More from the La Foundation ..http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/JOH/JOHv4n1/JOHv4n1f.pdf

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