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Close call: Jason Smyth (right) just edged out Skander Djamil Athmani of Algeria in the 100m T13 Final. Credit: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Close call: Jason Smyth (right) just edged out Skander Djamil Athmani of Algeria in the 100m T13 Final. Credit: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

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Jason Smyth with his gold medal. Credit: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Jason Smyth with his gold medal. Credit: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

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Close call: Jason Smyth (right) just edged out Skander Djamil Athmani of Algeria in the 100m T13 Final. Credit: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Jason Smyth cemented his reputation as Ireland’s best sprinter as he sealed a record-equalling sixth visually-impaired Paralympic gold medal yesterday.

The Eglinton man ran a time of 10.53 to win Ireland’s second gold in Tokyo and his fourth successive T13 100m gold, to add to his 200m medals from the Beijing and London games.


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