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Jason Smyth

Dr. Jason Smyth

Paralympic World Champion and Allianz Brand Ambassador

Jason Smyth (28), a visually impaired sprinter from Derry/Londonderry, is officially the ‘fastest Paralympian on the planet.’ He won T13 gold at both 100m & 200m in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 Paralympics and aims to retain his 100m title at the Rio Paralympics (Sept 7-18, 2016).

His 100m personal best (10:22) is the second fastest ever by an Irishman and he is also one of only 10 Irish men to break 21 seconds. He missed the A qualification standard for the 2012 London Olympics by just four hundredths of a second and has set himself the same ‘double’ target for Rio.

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