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My fairytale win: Smyth

By Steven Beacom

Published 10/09/2016

Gold medalist Jason Smyth
Gold medalist Jason Smyth

Northern Ireland sprinter Jason Smyth has described his FIFTH Paralympic gold medal as a 'fairytale'.

The visually impaired 29-year-old from Eglinton won the T13 100m in Rio in a time of 10.64 seconds to add to previous Games successes in Beijing and London.

Back in his home town, his family, including wife Elise and daughter Evie, cheered him on to victory.

"I'm sure my wife and daughter will be proud of what I've achieved," said Team Ireland hero Smyth, who plans to continue competing until the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

"It's incredible to win my fifth gold medal. It's like a fairytale."

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