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Northern Ireland's Paralympic golden girl wins her third gold medal in Rio

Published 18/09/2016

Gold medalist Great Britain's Bethany Firth (right) and silver medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate after the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Gold medalist Great Britain's Bethany Firth (right) and silver medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate after the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Great Britain's Bethany Firth before winning gold in the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Great Britain's Bethany Firth before winning gold in the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Great Britain's Bethany Firth celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Great Britain's Bethany Firth celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Gold medalist Great Britain's Bethany Firth (right) and silver medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate after the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Northern Ireland's Paralympic swimming sensation Bethany Firth has won her third gold medal in Rio.

The Co Down woman took first place on the podium after winning the Women's SM14 200m individual medley on Saturday night.

Her sensational win came after she successfully defended her 100m backstroke title and won the 200m freestyle gold in Rio last week.

She also won a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke final.

Bethany from Seaforde in County Down, competes in the S14 class for swimmers with an intellectual disability.

Her coach Nelson Lindsay said proudly: "What a week what a swimmer!".

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