Thursday 20 February 2014

Olympic Champion 'Mighty’ Matt McGrath

'Mighty’ Matt McGrath from Nenagh, County Tipperary, won three Olympic medals for the USA for the hammer throw in 1908, 1912 and 1924, when he was 47 years old. His throw which won gold in Stockholm in 1912 set an Olympic record that stood for 24 years. This photo of Matt is from the Killaloe Heritage Centre Collection on Foto, our online images collection, which depicts the people and places of the Killaloe area and also includes many photos from Ballina and North Tipperary.

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