Smyth Does Double As he Takes 200m Paralympic Title in Astonishing World Reord Time of 21.43sec

Ireland’s Jason Smyth achieved an amazing golden double tonight in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, winning Paralympic gold for the second time this week. The visually impaired athlete won the 200m (T13) in front of 91,000 spectators, in a new world record time; 21.43sec, remarkably destroying the mark he set in qualifying yesterday by a massive 0.38 of a second.

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Smyth Qualifies For 200m Final in Another World Record Time

Ireland’s latest Paralympic champion; Jason Smyth who won gold in the T13 100m on Saturday, got his 200m campaign off to a flying start in the Bird’s Nest this morning when he took two hundredths of a second off his world record mark to win his heat in 21.81seconds.

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Wexford Teenage Sensation Darragh Mc Donald Wins Paralympic Silver For Ireland in the Pool

Irish teenage swimming sensation fourteen year old Darragh Mc Donald won Paralympic silver tonight for Ireland in the 400m freestyle (S6 class) in the Water Cube in Beijing. The Wexford swimmer qualified second fastest for the final from this morning’s two heats of the event, when he swam a massive PB and new Irish record of 5:13.68 to win heat one.

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Ireland’s Jason Smyth Wins 100m Paralympic Gold in World Record Time

Irish sprinter Jason Smyth set the Bird’s Nest track on fire tonight in Beijing winning 100m (T13 Vision Impaired category) gold in a new Paralympic World record time of 10.62sec. It was two world records in one day for the twenty year old as tonight he broke the 10.81sec mark he set in qualifying this morning by almost two tenths of a second.

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Paralympic Day Six Sees Football Team Progress To Meet Hosts & Another Irish Record In The Water Cube

The 7-a-side Irish football team drew one a piece (1-1) with rivals; Great Britain today in their final pool match of the tournament. The result was all they needed to secure third in their pool behind the Ukraine and Iran to progress to a classification match against hosts China on Sunday. Should Paul Cassin’s men take that tie they will progress to the play-off for 5th/6th meaning an improved world ranking for this young side.

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Paralympic Council of Ireland Raises Concerns as Athens Paralympic Medalist Derek Malone Deemed Not Disabled Enough to Compete in Beijing

Following a classification ruling by the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CP-ISRA) Irish Paralympic athlete, Derek Malone, bronze medalist from Athens 2004 (800m T38) has been deemed ineligible to compete in Beijing 2008 (Football 7-a-side tournament).

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Michael Mc Killop Wins Gold For Ireland at 2008 Paralympic Games in World Record Time

Irish teenager Micheal McKillop sensationally won gold for Ireland in the 800m (T37 class) at Paralympic Games in Beijing tonight, in a new Paralympic World record time of 1:59.39, shaving a massive 2.74seconds off the existing mark, which he himself set at the World Championships in 2006.

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Curtain Comes Down on Glittering Career For Irish Swimmer Dave Malon at Paralympic Games

One of Ireland’s most successful Paralympians and Sydney Gold medalist Dave Malone, brought the curtain down on his spectacular swimming career in the Water Cube this morning. Swimming in the second heat of S8 100m backstroke, Malone clocked a time of 1:16.80 to finish in fifth; tenth overall, which was not enough to book a place in the final of the event.

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More Irish Records tumble On The Day Ireland’s First Medal of the Paralympic Games is Won

On a day that will be remembered at these Games for the bronze medal winning performance of Gabriel Shelly in the individual Boccia competition, Ireland’s other Paralympians were not to be outdone setting new Irish records in the veldrome, and the Water Cube.

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Gabrielle Shelly Wins Boccia Bronze at Paralympic Games

Ireland’s Gay Shelly sensationally won an individual bronze medal in the Boccia* competition (BC1 class) at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games this morning (2.30am Irish time). Carlow based Shelly beat hometown favourite Yi Wang of China 6-2 in front of a packed home crowd, roared on by a vocal Irish contingent.

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