Double delight

Thursday, 27 July 2017

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EGLINTON sprinter Jason Smyth had two golden reasons to celebrate this week after claiming victory in the 100m and T13 200m races at the Para Athletics World Championships in London.
The local runner was one of the star attractions at the event, delivering an electrifying performance last Sunday to take the 100m gold in 10.63 seconds.
He followed up his win on Tuesday at the Queen Victoria Olympic Park by putting in a stunning performance in the T13 200m, storming to victory with a season's best time of 21.40 seconds and finishing well ahead of Namibia's Johannes Nambala (21.81 seconds) in second and Poland's Mateusz Michalski (21.86 seconds) in third.
Smyth's latest win brings his impressive gold medal tally at the World Championships to seven to add to his five Paralympic golds.
Speaking afterwards, Jason said: 'I knew from the heats that I'd run the quickest and it was mine to lose so it was just about going out and executing my race, being patient and thankfully, I was able to cross the line first."
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