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.