Jason Smyth wins second gold medal at London Paralympics

Irish sprinter Jason Smyth completed a superb sprint double at the Paralympic Games by winning the 200m T13 event in a new world record time last night.

Starting in lane five, the Eglinton athlete, who has less than 10% vision, led throughout and recorded a time of 21.05 seconds.

He had won the 100m event for visually-impaired athletes in the T13 category at the Olympic Stadium in London last Saturday.

Smyth came home ahead of two Russian runners in yesterdays 200m race.

Speaking afterwards, Smyth said he knew he was in good shape....