ITTN Ireland gives a big congratulations to our Paralympians for their recent success.
So far our top athletes have brought home six medals from Tokyo 2020 – three gold medals, two silver, and one bronze.
Earlier this morning, track cyclists Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal won their second medal as they claimed Gold in the Women’s B Time Trial.
They have already claimed a silver medal in their qualifying round for the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit.
Jason Smyth got his sixth Gold medal, keeping up his unbeaten run in championship races.
Competing at his fourth Games after previous successes at Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016, he came first on a narrow margin of one-hundredth of a second.
Ellen Keane won Ireland’s first medal of the Paralympic Games, claiming gold in the SB8 100m breaststroke.
The Clontarf native has come agonizingly close so many times, after winning a Bronze medal in 2016. She made her international debut in Beijing in 2008 aged just 13. But success has finally come her way, as she delivered a personal record to win Gold.
Teenager Nicole Turner got Silver in the 50M freestyle, five years after making her first Paralympics debut. She has made headlines by delaying her Leaving Certificate year to focus on swimming training. Luckily, the switch has paid off as Nicole brings a Silver medal back to Ireland.
First-time Paralympic athlete Gary O’Reilly secured the bronze medal in the Men’s H5 Time Trial.
Once again a big congratulations to all our medallists. They have done themselves, their family, and the whole of Ireland proud. Here’s hoping we get a few more over the next few days!