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Senior Athletes
Jeremy McGrath
NSW
ATHLETE STATISTICS
Date of Birth 21/04/1994
Coach Tara Huntly
Nickname Jezza
Height 180cm
Weight 80kgs
Hometown Sydney, Australia
Hobbies
Club Balmain Rowing Club
Jeremy McGrath was born without a tibia and with a shortened fibula bone in his right leg and had his leg amputated when he was 16 years old. He lost all interest in sport until watching rowing at the 2012 Olympics and deciding that it was a sport he could do despite his amputation. After graduating from high school in 2012, McGrath joined Macquarie University Rowing Club and attended a Paralympic Talent Search in 2013. After finding his passion for rowing, McGrath moved across to Balmain Rowing Club, where he is still a member now. McGrath first raced in June 2013, and by 2014 found himself winning a silver medal at the World Championships in Amsterdam. He combined with Kate Murdoch to take second place in the LTA mixed double sculls. McGrath is studying Occupational Therapy at Sydney University and enjoys playing sport with his mates including soccer, touch footy, basketball and squash. In 2016, McGrath was named in the LTA Mixed Coxed Four.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
LTAMix4+ 2016 Gavirate International Para-Regatta First Place
LTAMix2x 2014 World Championships Second Place