This Life: Ireland's gold standard

Irish chartered physiotherapist Marie-Elaine Grant has received a singular honour - overseeing the work of 500 physios at the Olympics, writes Julian Fleming.

21st July, 2012
This Life: Ireland's gold standard
Marie-Elaine Grant (left) with a client: the Olympics in London 'reflect the relationship that's growing between Ireland and Britain'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

One of the finest moments in the history of Irish sport came on a sparkling Barcelona morning in August 1992, when welterweight boxer Michael Carruth won our first Olympic gold in 36 years. Yet what few people remember is that, as well as fighting the world's best on his way to glory, Carruth was also battling severe pain throughout most of the Games.

The Barcelona Olympic Games were chartered physiotherapist Marie-Elaine Grant's first as a member of...

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