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Ireland’s first female Paralympian powerlifter from Cavan heads to Tokyo

Aug 13, 2021 12:58 By News Northern Sound
Ireland’s first female Paralympian powerlifter from Cavan heads to Tokyo
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Her competition takes place on the 29th of August.

The Northern Sound Region’s sole Paralympian is set to make history as she takes off for Tokyo tomorrow.

Britney Arendse was born in South Africa but now lives in Mullagh Co.Cavan and following a car accident acquired a spinal cord injury in 2009.

Having started powerlifting at 16 she will be Ireland’s first female Paralympian to compete in the sport at the games.

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She will take to the stage on the 29th of August in the 73kg category.

Britney says after a minor setback she’s ready for the competition:

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Bridgitte Arendse is Britney’s mother and she says the whole community in Mullagh has been supporting them:

Elsewhere in the Shannonside Region Richael Timothy from Roscommon is also representing Ireland in cycling at the Paralympics.

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