Ellen Keane has claimed Ireland's first gold medal of the 2021 Paralympic Games, winning the SB8 100 metres breaststroke in Tokyo.
The 26-year-old Clontarf native posted a personal best time of 1 minute 19.93 seconds to edge out Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand in a thrilling finish.
Keane gained an advantage at the turn and repelled the challenge of Pascoe in the last 50 metres.
Keane won a bronze medal in the breaststroke in Rio five years ago and has now gone two places better in Japan.
She first swam in a Paralympics as a 13 year old in Beijing in 2008, placing sixth in the final of the breaststroke. At the London Games in 2012, she reached three finals.
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It is 18 days since another Dublin native, boxer Kellie Harrington, took gold for Ireland at the Olympic Games in Japan.