How does he make it look so easy? This was the question on everyone’s lips as we watched Jason Smyth sprint his way to gold in the 100m, showing yet again why he’s the fastest Paralympian in the world.
The sprinter, who has 10% vision due to Stargardt’s disease, nabbed first place with an impressive time of 10.64. This won Ireland its first gold of the Paralympics.
This is the 29-year-old’s fifth Paralympic gold medal, having won gold for the 100m and 200m at both London and Beijing. Not only this, but he also broke world records at both previous Paralympics. Phew – certainly not achievements to be sneezed at.
Jason Smyth makes it Paralympic Gold number 5, winning his third T13 100m title in a row. He makes it look so easy pic.twitter.com/v03uuZG6ne— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) September 9, 2016
As you can imagine, people are pretty darn thrilled for Smyth.
Let’s be honest, it’s a pretty brilliant achievement.
— Brian Kelly (@Brian_OCe) September 9, 2016
What a race by Jason Smyth, 5th gold medal out of 5, not bad 👍🏼🇮🇪 #Paralympics— Conor Cahalane (@conorcahalane15) September 9, 2016
Some are even calling him the Usain Bolt of the Paralympics.
He’s showing how the Paralympians truly are superhumans.
— DsignR (@dsignrfurniture) September 9, 2016
It’s great news for Smyth, and also brilliant for Ireland.
Jason Smyth you hero!🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪— Jordan (@JordanCross335) September 9, 2016
No wonder he’s known as the Goldsmyth – from where we’re sitting, Smyth is looking pretty unstoppable.