Mark Rohan enjoyed an incredible 2011 season, winning all six events in the UCI World Paracycling Cup series, and winning gold in time trial and road race events at the UCI World Paracycling Road Championships.

Rohan played football for Westmeath at under-21 level before he was paralysed in a road accident in 2001.

Rohan then represented Ireland at wheelchair basketball from 2005 to 2009, before he chose to focus on handcycling.

Since his first gold at the World Handcycling Championships in 2010, Rohan has consistently been top of the pile ever since with wins in the 2011 UCI World Paracycling Cup; 2011 UCI World Paracycling Championships (time trial and road) and the UCI World Paracycling Cup (time trial) in 2012.

As one of Ireland’s world champions, Mark will be hoping to carry on his impressive form and make a major impact at London 2012.

Age: 31

Hometown: Ballinahown, Co Westmeath

Disability: paraplegic

Sports classification: HC1