Massive congratulations to Jason Smyth on his Gold medal winning performance over 100m in this morning’s Paralympics session in Tokyo. Jason has won everything that can be won including the World Record but today was a particularly impressive performance with a battle right to the line against an in-form Algerian sprinter, Athrami, who set a new African record of 10.54s in second (see photo-finish attached). Both men are pictured in a sporting embrace below.
Incredibly, this was Jason’s 6th gold at the Paralympics in a glittering career. Following Tyrone’s win yesterday, it’s been a terrific weekend for Ulster! Also in action this morning, Kerryman Jordan Lee had done great to qualify for Tokyo in the High Jump and cleared a good opening height before bowing out in a high-quality final.Well done to both Jason & Jordan on bringing such pride to their country.