Jason Smyth is a Paralympic sprinter from Eglinton. Jason has represented Ireland at the Paralympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016 winning a total of five gold medals and setting new Paralympic and world records.
"I have been able to win gold medals, retain gold medals, and break world records. For me if I had full sight I would never have had those experiences. I feel with the challenge of my eyesight I have become a far stronger person which progressed in me becoming the fastest Paralympian, a dream I would have never imagined when I was younger." - Jason Smyth