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Commonwealth Games 2022: Bethany Firth wins the first medal for Northern Ireland

Birmingham: While England was floating along with the Aussies, Scotland and Wales were slowly gaining up. Northern Ireland finally joined the tally with a gold. Commonwealth Games got much more exciting for the whole of United Kingdom as all the home nations are currently with a gold. People from Belfast are still not over with the excitement Bethany Firth have brought forth.

With a timing of 2:07:02, Bethany Firth clinched the gold in 200m S14 Category freestyle Swimming. Her swim can be described as like we never had a doubt of her winning the yellow. Bethany Firth have won the 31st gold for the constuent nation in Commonwealth Games. Firth has an learning impairment which tags along short term memory loss.

There was three English woman and three Australians stopping her from winning the title. However, it didn’t stop the Norther Irish swimmer. She was on full power as she steered through the pools of Birmingham into her first gold of the Games. Jessica Jane Applegate of England took home the silver at the event with a timing of 2:08:56, almost a minute more than Firth. 21 year old Louise Fiddes finished third almost five minutes later than the Seaforde born Olympian.

The six-time Olympic Gold Medalist is winning her first gold at the Commonwealth Games. Bethany have competed for Ireland in the 2012 Paralympics where she won a single gold. She shifted to Northern Ireland in 2014 Commonwealth to find people whom she can relate with. She then won 3 golds and 1 silver at Rio and continued her gold rush in Tokyo. Last year, Firth won two more golds and two silvers.

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