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Clonlara athlete Dylan Prenderville brings home 4 gold medals from 2023 World Dwarf Games



Clonlara native, Dylan Prenderville made his return to the 2023 World Dwarf Games, clinching four gold medals in the swimming competitions. Photo: Dwarf Sports Association of Ireland/Facebook

Clonlara athlete, Dylan Prenderville made his return to the 2023 World Dwarf Games, clinching four gold medals in the swimming competitions

Dylan Prenderville has clinched an incredible collection of four gold medals at the 2023 World Dwarf Games which took place from July 28 to August.

A proud Limerick native, Dylan made his return to the games, having previously represented his country in 2017, taking in a haul of four gold medals, dominating the swimming competitions.

Having previously captured six medals during the 2017 edition the Limerick native excelled across multiple sports, but this year, Prenderville focused his energies solely on swimming which has paid off with the impressive haul.


Dylan led the wy in the pool in the 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, and the 100m Freestyle events, leaving spectators in awe of his incredible speed and precision in the water.

Congratulating the Limerick swimmer, Paralympics Ireland acknowledged his achievements on Instagram, saying, “It was Dylan’s second time representing Ireland at the games. He previously picked up six medals in 2017 while competing in a variety of sports. The Limerick native has now concentrated his efforts solely on swimming, with great success.”

The World Dwarf Games are a multi-sport event that brings together more than 500 athletes with dwarfism in Cologne this summer.

The 2023 World Dwarf Games enables athletes with dwarfism to compete at eye-level on a level-playing field, motivating them to participate in more sports. 

From 28 July to 5 August 2023, the World Dwarf Games took place in Cologne, Germany.

Find out more news and information about this year’s World Dwarf Games here.
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