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Paralympian Jason Smyth wins more Golds

Despite the disruption of being reclassified from T13 to T12 (due to "the progression of his visual impairment') the night before he was due to run in the 100m, Jason Smyth has added another two gold medals to the four World Championship and four Paralympic gold medals that he already owns. The Eglinton sprinter has won the Gold in the 100 metres and the 200 metres at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea.

Paralympian Jason is always attempting to run faster in attempt to bridge the gap between Paralympic and Able bodied sport. He won the 200 metres in 21.67 secs, knocking .67 secs of his semi-final time.

As reigning double Paralympic and world champion, Jason, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is often asked about his success. His response?   "To me the most important thing is to always remember what is important in life, no matter what success I have.

That is my faith in God, my wife and my family as they are what brings me true happiness".

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