Orla Barry broke onto the international scene aged just sixteen in 2006, finishing a creditable fifth in the final of the F57 discus at Beijing 2008.

In 2011, Barry was just outside the medals at the IPC World Championships in New Zealand. She went on, however, to set a new discus European record. As world number 1 for 2012, she will be hoping that this form will deliver a medal at London 2012.

Age: 21

Hometown: Ladysbridge, Cork

Disability: amputee

Sports classification: F57