Britney Arendse from Mullagh

Britney sets new PB in Georgia

Cavan's Britney Arendse has finished in the top ten of the World Para Championships in Tbilisi in Georgia yesterday.

The 21 year old from Mullagh achieved personal best in her category. Britney came seventh in the under 73kg category with an amazing lift of 113kg.

In a separate category, another Irish competitor, Nicola Dore from Limerick also lifted a personal best.

It's just the latest in a succession of achievements for Britney who represented Ireland at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo earlier this year.

Britney was very badly injured in a car crash when she was just nine years old, and was left paralysed as a result – her heart actually stopped beating three times when she was being operated on.

All of the staff at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, where she was operated on countless times, are absolutely delighted that she has achieved so much in a relatively short period of time.

Mr Paul Connolly, who is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and who operated on Britney a number of times, both in Temple St Children’s Hospital, and later in Cappagh, said he is delighted with her achievements

“Britney is such an amazing young lady – to go through what she had to experience and to come out and be the great success she is today, is a testament to her character. She is an inspiration to us all – I’m thrilled for her and her family – they have come a long way’

Britney is now an Ambassador for ‘Cappagh Kids’ an initiative at the National Orthopaedic Hospital at Cappagh, designed to help children who need Orthopaedic treatment

The Irish Wheelchair Sporting Association has said that these amazing results of both Britney and Nicola, were a credit to both of them, and their coaches.