Paralympian Smyth scoops sixth gold medal


Congratulations have poured in for “sensational” Eglinton sprinter Jason Smyth, who took home gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Smyth, 34, won the men’s 100m – T13 on day five of the games, in a time of 10.53 seconds.

This brings his total gold medal haul to six, having previously won golds for Ireland at the Beijing, London and Rio Paralympics.

Graham Warke paid tribute to “another sensational performance” by Smyth, who is visually impaired.

First Minister Paul Givan said: “It is once again my pleasure to be applauding an athlete who ranks among the best we have ever produced.”

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