Tuesday, September 16, 2008

DOUBLE GOLD FOR SMYTH

Ireland’s Jason Smyth won the 200m (T13) in a new world record time of 21.43sec, destroying the mark he set in qualifying yesterday by 0.38 of a second.

Orla Barry set a new Paralympic record of 27.08 for her category in qualifying for the discus final, but fouled all three throws in the final.
Ireland's 7-a-side football have to be content with sixth place after losing to the Netherlands 2-4 in their 5th/ 6th place classification match. This is still an big improvement on their eight place of four years ago.
Two goals in four minutes from Finbarr O'Riordan and Gary Messett gave Ireland a 2-1 lead after 11 minutes, but the Dutch fought back to claim a deserved victory.

On the track, Roy Guerin T53 was sixth in his 100m heat.

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