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Northern Irish star Bethany Firth grabs European gold in Dublin

Bethany Firth has won gold and bronze at the World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin.

The Seaforde swimmer led home a British top three in the S14 200m freestyle, followed by Jessica-Jane Applegate and Louise Fiddes.

That came after her bronze medal in the SB14 100m breaststroke as the four-time Paralympic gold medallist came home in 1:16.84.

That race was won by Firth’s Team GB team-mate Fiddes, who recorded a time of 1:14.17, while Spain’s Michelle Alonso Morales took silver in 1:15.55.

Firth will race in the Women's 100m Backstroke S14 final this evening (Wednesday) and also has the Women's 100m Butterfly S14 and Women's 200m Individual Medley SM14 events to look forward to this weekend.

The 22-year-old won three gold medals in the 2016 Paralympic Games, adding to her single gold from 2012. She was then awarded an MBE for services to swimming.

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