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Swimmer Bethany Firth claims silver to add to her double gold in the Rio Paralympics

Bethany Firth with her Gold medal at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Picture by Adam Davy/PA
Staff Reporter

NORTHERN Ireland swimmer Bethany Firth has added a silver to her double gold at the Rio Paralympics.

The woman from Seaforde, Co Down won second place in the SB14 100m breaststroke.

"I'm so pleased to get a personal best in that event and I'm just over the moon with a silver, " the 20-year-old told  BBC Radio 5 live.

"Those girls I was racing against are specialists in breaststroke so to go against them in my 'fun' event was really exciting.

"To come here and get a silver in this event in more than I could've asked for."

Bethany won gold in the  100m backstroke and 200m freestyle gold swims.

She trains with the Ards swimming club.

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