Katie O’Brien



  • Age - 27
  • Club - Galway Rowing Club
  • Event - Paralympic Team


  • World Championships
  • 2019, Linz - PR2 W1x
  • 2023, Belgrade - PR2 Mix2x
  • 2022, Racice - PR2 W1x
  • 2022, Racice - PR2 Mix2x
  • European Championships
  • 2023, Bled - PR2Mix2x
  • 2022, Munich - PR2Mix2x

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Katie represents Ireland in the PR2 W1x category and the PR2 Mix2x. She started rowing with Galway Rowing Club with the aim of reaching the Paralympics. She previously rowed for UCD Rowing Club while studying Veterinary Medicine there.

Katie won her first World Championship Medal at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz, securing bronze in the PR2 W1x category. By 2022, Katie had made significant progress, winning gold at the World Rowing Championships and setting a new world record in the PR2 W1x.

In the 2023 World Rowing Championships, Katie placed 5th in the PR2 Mix2x alongside Steven McGowan, qualifying the boat for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The pair also achieved a 5th-place finish at the European Championships that year.

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