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Niall O'Shaughnessy

Full name: Niall O'Shaughnessy
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: November 23, 1955
Died: September 16, 2015 in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: Arkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville (USA)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Niall O’Shaughnessy was from Kilknockan, Country Limerick, but attended college at the University of Arkansas in the United States and eventually settled in the US. He won the 1974 Southwest Conference Indoor title in the 880-yard run, and earned All-American honors for Arkansas in cross-country, indoor track, and outdoor track. His best placement at the NCAA Outdoor meet was third in the 1977 1,500 metres. In cross-country his best finish at the NCAAs was 7th in 1976. O’Shaughnessy won the 1975 Irish title at 800 metres. He was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 1994. O’Shaughnessy died relatively young from brain cancer, only two months before he was to be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:46.79 (1975); 1500 – 3:39.59 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Men's 800 metres Ireland IRL 5 h6 r1/3
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Ireland IRL 4 h4 r1/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Ireland Round One Heat Six 5 1:49.29 3

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Ireland Round One Heat Four 4 3:40.12
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