Jason Smyth


DOB: 04/07/1987
Hometown:  Eglinton, Derry
Disability Group: Visual Impairment

Jason is the reigning Paralympic 100m & 200m and World Record holder in each.

In 2014, Jason also won double gold at IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea, Wales and went on to scoop the T12 100m title at the World Championships in Doha in 2015. Jason was also crowned “Fastest Paralympian On The Planet” when he won at the Rio 'One year to Go' celebration event.

At the Rio Paralympic Games he added yet more medals to his collection by claiming gold in the 100m event, with a time of 10.64. The 200m event was removed from the Paralympic Games programme following London 2012.

Read about Jason in the news

The42.ie September 2016