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Jason Smyth

Fastest Paralympian on the Planet

“He can cover 100 metres in 10.22 seconds, a feat rendering him the fastest Paralympian in history.” - The Telegraph

“The Olympics has Usain Bolt -- the Paralympics has Jason Smyth” -
CNN

Jason Smyth paralympian

Jason Smyth is one of the greatest para athletes of all time. The Derry born sprinter has the distinction of never having tasted defeat in a major Para- Athletics event since his debut at the 2005 European Championships in Espoo, Finland.

Jason has represented Ireland at 3 Paralympic Games including Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. Jason won gold medals in all three of his Paralympic Games do date winning the 100m in the T13 classification at each event and in the 200m in both 2008 and 2012 before the event was excluded from subsequent games.

Jason has been the most consistent performer in the world for the past 15 years and he is the World Record holder on both the 100m and 200m events. Jason competes in the T13 category for athletes that have a Visual Impairment.

"On the track it has been my mission to push the boundaries of what is possible by bridging the gap between Para sport and mainstream sport. It is off the track that my experience has the greatest impact as I assist others bridge their own gaps" - Jason Smyth

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