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Co Derry Paralympian Jason Smyth stars in Team Ireland video

Jason Smyth celebrates winning a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games 

PARALYMPIC Gold medallist Jason Smyth has starred in a video for Team Ireland as they prepare for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Smyth holds four Paralympic Gold medals for the 100m and 200m at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics.

He hopes to successfully retain his titles at the upcoming games in Rio.

 “I do feel pressure to perform at Rio,” Smyth said.

"When you are the reigning champion everyone lined up at the starting line is aiming for one thing - to beat you.

“Now I have not only proven that I am the fastest Paralympian in my category, but the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

“It feels great to have achieved that, and I have worked hard to get to  this point, but it also means there are other athletes out there who  want to take that title away from me. All I can hope for now is to successfully defend my 100m title in Rio.”

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