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Jason Smyth retires: a look back at the Paralympian’s incredible career – video

Sprinter was Paralympic sport’s fastest athlete until 2021Smyth won six Paralympic golds in unbeaten careerThe six-times Paralympic sprint champion Jason Smyth has announced his retirement at the age of 35.The sprinter from Derry, who represented Ireland in four Paralympic Games and Northern Ireland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was Paralympic sport’s fastest athlete until 2021 and remained unbeaten throughout a career which began at the 2005 European Championships.

Smyth is visually-impaired and competed in the T13 classification.Paralympic He also held the status of the world’s fastest Paralympian from 2012 with a 100m time of 10.46 seconds.

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