WATCH: Jason Smyth is ready to build on his illustrious achievements at the 2016 Paralympics

Team Ireland sprinter could win double-gold for the third games in a row

BY Raf Diallo 20:21 Tuesday 23 August 2016, 20:21 23 Aug 2016

Ireland's Jason Smyth celebrates winning gold in London ©INPHO/Courtney Crow

When the 2016 Paralympic Games begin in Rio on September 7th, Jason Smyth will be on the search for a third pair of gold medals in a row.

The 29-year-old won gold in Beijing in 2008 in both the 100 metres T13 and 200 metres T13. The Derry native then followed that up with golds in both those events in 2012.

And Rio provides a platform to add to his legend with more golds.

Ahead of the Games, Paralympics Ireland have released a video about his bid to repeat his already outstanding achievements. 

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