Paralympian Smith Competes in IAAF European Championships

30 Jul 2010 By IPC

Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth recently competed at the 2010 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) European Athletic Championships this week in Barcelona, Spain.

Taking place from 27 July to 1 August, Smyth, whose central vision is affected by Stargardt’s disease, competed in the 100m semi-final, finishing fourth in his heat with 10.46s. He competed in the first of three semi-final heats and was up against Christophe Lemaitre, who won gold in the event. As a result of his performance, Smyth puts his ranking at 14th, which marks a big performance among 36 athletes who qualified for the event.

Representing Paralympic Sport, Smyth brought the Paralympic Movement to high awareness by competing in the able-bodied event in Spain.

Jason Smyth took two gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in the Men’s T13 100m and 200m.