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It's gold again for Bethany

Firth the queen of the pool in Rio with 100m back glory

By David Kelly

Northern Ireland swimming star Bethany Firth retained her S14 100m backstroke title at the Paralympics in Rio with a new world record time.

Co Down woman Firth, 20, won gold in a new world best of 1:04.05.

Team GB&NI swimmer Firth immediately offered up a prayer of thankfulness after a performance in which she led from start to finish. "I'm so happy but it's not just me, it's all the people that have supported me - my coaches, my friends and family and my church."

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