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Jason Smyth

# jason-smyth - Friday 20 December, 2013

11 of Derry’s best sporting moments in 2013

What sort of year was it for the Oak Leaf County?

# jason-smyth - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop

The double champions in London will be unable to defend their 200 and 800 metre titles respectively.

# jason-smyth - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Orla Barry secures silver medal at world championships

Ireland now have five medals in total at the event, following the athlete’s triumph in the F57/58 Discus.

# jason-smyth - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships

A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.

# jason-smyth - Monday 22 July, 2013

Here’s how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday

The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Jason Smyth adds world champion to his CV with record equalling time

The Derry sprinter came close to breaking his own PB over 200 metres in Lyon today.

# jason-smyth - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s Jason Smyth, the world’s fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub

Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics Looking Back This post contains images

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics

The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Essential Follows: Here are 50 other sports personalities to follow on Twitter Recommended This post contains images

Essential Follows: Here are 50 other sports personalities to follow on Twitter

Aside from GAA, rugby and soccer, here are the athletes and sports journalists we recommend following.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Just rewards: Rob Heffernan named Athlete of the Year

The athlete has been recognised for his standout performance at the Olympics.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 16 September, 2012

The sporting tweets of the week: Rory meets a new friend Twittersphere This post contains images

The sporting tweets of the week: Rory meets a new friend

This week, Joey Barton gives his thoughts on Hillsborough and Jason Smyth weighs in on the debate over his nationality.

# jason-smyth - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics

We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…

# jason-smyth - Friday 7 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status

The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.

Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style

The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# jason-smyth - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London

The 100m T13 champion even managed to ease up 20 metres from the line.

# jason-smyth - Monday 3 September, 2012

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite

Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 2 September, 2012

From Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold Paralympics

Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold

Enda Kenny said the athletes had “done their country, family and Team Ireland proud”.

# jason-smyth - Saturday 1 September, 2012

VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time

Blink and you’ll miss him.

World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics Champion

World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics

The Derry sprinter secured his second world record in two days to win his 100m event by more than half a second.

VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics

Ahead of his big event tonight, here’s a chance to look back on the Irish athlete’s moment of glory in Beijing.

# jason-smyth - Friday 31 August, 2012

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance

From an Irish perspective, there is also much anticipation surrounding the cycling events taking place today.

# jason-smyth - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Paralympics: Here’s who to follow on Twitter

We’ve got the Irish athletes who will be tweeting their way through the London Games over the next week and a half.

# jason-smyth - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London tonight

Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.

# jason-smyth - Saturday 25 August, 2012

VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet

The Derry sprinter tells his inspiring story ahead of next week’s London Games.

# jason-smyth - Friday 6 July, 2012

Stars come out for National Track and Field Championships

This weekend is the last chance saloon for those Irish athletes still hoping to achieve the Olympic “A” Standard.

# jason-smyth - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Athletics round-up: Gregan triumphs, Cuddihy disqualified in Helsinki

Meanwhile, Double Para-Olympian champion Jason Smyth finished seventh in his semi-final this evening.

European Championships: Smyth hits the ground running in Helsinki

Derry’s Jason Smyth got his European Championships off to a flying start, securing automatic qualification for the 100m semi-finals.

# jason-smyth - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Britton named in Irish squad for European Championships

Deirdre Ryan and Derval O’Rourke won’t compete in Helsinki in order to focus on their own Olympic preparations.

# jason-smyth - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Sports Council announce €10.5m funding for Irish athletes in 2012

The Irish Sports Council today revealed details of a “very significant investment package for our top athletes” ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

# jason-smyth - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement

Irish Olympic and Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth has credited the assistance of his winter training partner, sprinter Tyson Gay, with his rapid improvement in recent seasons.

# jason-smyth - Sunday 28 August, 2011

The sports week in pictures Snaps This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

From Shamrock Rovers’ exploits in Belgrade to the world’s highest-paid footballer, enjoy our look back at the best images from the week in sport.

# jason-smyth - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Daegu days: Cuddihy best of the Irish as the Worlds get underway

Here’s everything you need to know about Day One at the IAAF World Championships.

# jason-smyth - Saturday 13 August, 2011

The sports week in pictures Developing Story This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

Every week we flick through the best images from the sporting week.

# jason-smyth - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Show me the money: Sports Council announces funding for 2011 season

Around €7.8million will be invested in the country’s high-performance athletes ahead of the London Olympics next year.