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Mormon who just missed Olympics will compete in Paralympic Games

by | Jul. 25, 2012

Saints & Sports

Paralympic sprinter Jason Smyth is going to the 2012 London Games with mixed emotions.

The legally blind runner will happily defend his world records and the two gold medals he won in the 100- and 200-meter Paralympic events at the 2008 Beijing Games.

On the other hand, the 25-year-old Mormon from Northern Ireland recently came within centimeters of qualifying for the men’s 100-meter Olympic race.

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