Name: Claire McLean
Disability: Physical Impairment – Nerve damage –
Acquired through motorcycle accident
Sport: Para-Triathlon PT4
Experience: Athens 2004
Day 4: PT4 Triathlon
When she was just 19-years old, Claire was
involved in a motorbike accident which left her paralysed in her left arm.
She began her professional sporting career in
cycling where she attended and won a bronze medal at the Athens 2004 Paralympic
Games. Following this she went on to win gold in the 2006 World Championships
Claire was named the UWA Sports Star of the Year
in 2005 and WAIS Disabled Athlete of the Year in 2007 as a reflection of her remarkable
Whilst she had competed in triathlon at a
recreational level for several years, she first competed at the International
level in 2012 having narrowly missed selection for the 2012 Australian
Paralympic cycling team.
McLean came third in her first International
race, the 2012 ITU Para-triathlon World Championships.