Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has congratulated sprinter Jason Smyth on winning his third consecutive Paralympic 100 metre gold following his victory in Rio .
Mr McGuinness said;
“Jason Smyth’s achievement in winning gold in the 100 metres at the Paralympic Games in Rio is fantastic.
“It is all the more exceptional given the fact that this is the third consecutive Paralympic games that Jason has won gold in the 100 metres.
“He is a truly inspirational athlete and is a great role model to young people in his home village of Eglinton, across the north west and further afield.
“Jason is a great ambassador for team Ireland and for Paralympic athletes and I wish him and all those taking part in the games continuing success.” Ends/Críoch