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Sport:
Athletics - 100m
Hometown:
Eglington, Co. Derry
Class:
T13

Jason Smyth is one of the greatest para athletes of all time. The Derry born sprinter has the distinction of never having tasted defeat in a major Para- Athletics event since his debut at the 2005 European Championships in Espoo, Finland.

Jason has represented Ireland at 3 Paralympic Games including Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. Jason won gold medals in all three of his Paralympic Games do date winning the 100m in the T13 classification at each event and in the 200m in both 2008 and 2012 before the event was excluded from subsequent games.

Jason has been the most consistent performer in the world for the past 15 years and he is the World Record holder on both the 100m and 200m events. Jason competes in the T13 category for athletes that have a Visual Impairment.

Honours:

2005 European Champion Espoo 100m
2005 European Champion Espoo 200m
2006 World Champion Assen 200m
2006 World Champion Assen 100m
2008 Paralympic Champion Beijing 100m
2008 Paralympic Champion Beijing 200m
2012 Paralympic Champion London 100m
2012 Paralympic Champion London 200m
2013 World Champion Lyon 100m
2013 World Champion Lyon 200m
2014 European Champion Swansea 100m
2014 European Champion Swansea 200m
2015 World Champion Doha 100m
2016 Paralympic Champion 100m
2017 World Champion 100m
2017 World Champion 200m
2018 European Champion 100m
2018 European Champion 200m
2019 World Champion 100m

Paralympics Ireland

Irish Sport HQ
Sport Ireland Campus
Blanchardstown
Dubin 15
Ireland
D15 D462

Registered Charity Number (CRA)

20041700

CHY Number

13420

Company Registration Number

339700t

Paralympics Ireland Title Sponsor

Paralympics Ireland International Partners

Governing Bodies

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