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Jason Smyth Wins Thrilling Paralympic 100m Final In Photo Finish

Jason Smyth Wins Thrilling Paralympic 100m Final In Photo Finish

Jason Smyth won the T13 100m at the Paralympic Games on Sunday.

The 34-year-old claimed gold by 0.01 in a thrilling photo finish battle with Algeria's Skander Djamil Athmani.

10.53 is Smyth's fastest time in more than two years.

Colombia's Jean Carlos Mina Aponza claimed the bronze medal in 10.64.

Jason Smyth wins T13 100m gold in photo finish

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Smyth is now a six-time Paralympic champion. He won the T13 100m and 200m at both 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London, and the 100m five years ago in Rio.

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The Derryman is also the fastest Paralympian of all-time, holding the World and Paralympic records in T13 100m (10:46) and 200m (21.05), which he set at the London Paralympics in 2012.

Smyth competes in T13 category because he has Stargardt’s disease, which affects his central vision.

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