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Bethany Firth receives MBE from Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace

By Claire Williamson

Northern Ireland's Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Bethany Firth has been honoured with an MBE.

Four-time gold medal winner Bethany, from County Down, has competed for both Great Britain and Ireland since 2012, taking part in the London Paralympic Games, Rio Paralympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Bethany was the most decorated Paralympian at the Rio games winning three gold and one silver medal in swimming.

Her first gold was at the 2012 Games in London.

She was awarded her MBE by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday.

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