Jason Smyth

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 Jason Smyth: “I grew up in Ireland, nothing special, no better privileges than anyone else.” Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

September 7th-18th, 2016: Rio Paralympics The Paralympics champion the indomitability of the human spirit set against a backdrop of sporting endeavo(...)

Michael McKillop finished fourth in the  T38 1,500 metres final at the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/Inpho

Nine-time World champion Michael McKillop has lost his first race in Para-athletics competition since 2005 after finishing fourth in the T38 1,500 met(...)

Jason Smyth shows his rivals a clean pair of heels in Dubai on Wednesday. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Beat that. Still undefeated on the major championship stage, Jason Smyth has won his 20th gold medal in a Para-athletics sprint event, winning the 100(...)

Team Ireland’s Niamh McCarthy celebrates after win  bronze in the F41 Discus at  the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. Photograph:  Ben Booth/Sportsfile

Niamh McCarthy has won Team Ireland its first medal at the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai. The Cork athlete, and European champion (...)

Annalise Murphy has lost her direct international carding scheme funding of €40,000 and will now be dunded through the Irish Sailing Association  . Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A year and a half before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rio Olympic silver-medal winning sailor  Annalise Murphy has lost her direct funding from Sport(...)

 Niamh McCarthy of Ireland competing in the F41 Discu in Berlin . Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Ten athletes, nine medals, six of them gold - by any standards a remarkable measure of success for the Irish team at the European Para-Athletics Champ(...)

Ireland’s Orla Comerford after winning bronze ahead of fourth-place finisher Janne Sophie Engeleiter of Germany in the Women’s T13 100m at the  World Para Athletics European Championships at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Orla Comerford wrapped up a successful day for team Ireland at the European Para-Athletics Championships in Berlin when winning another bronze medal i(...)

Ireland’s Jason Smyth on his way to winning gold in the T13 100m at the World Para Athletics European Championships at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

It is by his own admission a quite remarkable winning streak, Jason Smyth now 13 years undefeated on the international stage, pocketing gold medal num(...)

Ireland’s  Noelle Lenihan  after winning gold in the F38 discus   in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Noelle Lenihan has made it four gold medals for Ireland on day three of the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin – retaining her discus tit(...)

Jason Smyth: won the T13 200 metres final in a new championship record of 21.44 seconds in Berlin. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/Inpho

Beat that. Still undefeated on the major championship stage, Jason Smyth has won his 17th gold medal in a Para-athletics sprint event – and he’s not (...)

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