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Team Ireland Secure Gold Medal At Paralympics In Toyko

Ellen Keane says "some dreams do come true" after winning gold at the Paralympics.

She's claimed Ireland's first medal in Tokyo in the SB8 100 metres breaststroke.

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Ellen on her "outstanding achievement" and says she's an "inspirational athlete".

The Dubliner smashed her previous personal best by almost two seconds in Tokyo.

A bronze medallist in Rio five years ago, the 26-year-old held off the challenge of New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe.

She qualified in first place from the heats in a time of 1 minute 21 point 7-1 seconds.

 

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