Ireland’s Jason Smyth secured another back to back 100-200m double, after winning gold in the T13 200m, at the World Para-athletics Championships in London.

This Irish sprint star ran a season’s best to take first place 21.40, ahead of Namibia’s Johannes Nambala and Poland’s Mateusz Michalski.

Smyth’s latest gold medal, comes only days after his victory in T13 100m.

30 year old Smyth showed no signs of age catching up on him, as he continued his dominance of Para-athletics.

The Irish athlete is now undefeated in both events in every Paralympics and Worlds Championships since 2008.

Speaking afterwards Symth thanked the support he’s received from the British and Irish fans saying: “Is there things more incredible than standing at the start line and hearing people shout for you?”

Irish middle-distance athlete Michael McKillop, who has already won the T38 800m, will aim to replicate Symth’s gold medal double later this week.

Day five was the first time of the World Championships that Great Britian failed to win a medal.

In the T54 200m, Richard Chiassaro finished 4th, and GB teammate Nathan Maguire finished 6th.
In his major athletics event debut GB’s T42 long jumper Luke Sinnott finished 4th.

Heading into day six (Wednesday 19th) Great Britian now are third in the medal table and Ireland sit in 10th place.