Bethany Firth

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Bethany Firth
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 18)
Residence Seaforde, County Down, Northern Ireland
Height 172.7 cm
Sport Swimming
Club Ards Swim Club

Bethany Firth (born 14 February 1996) is a Northern Irish swimmer. Firth was born in Seaforde, County Down and represents United Kingdom. She competes in the S14 classification.

On August 31, 2012 Firth, competing in her first Paralympics, won a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic games in London in the S14 100 metres backstroke final while representing Ireland.[1] [2] Firth, who has learning difficulties, had been swimming for only three years.

Firth won three silver medals at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships.[3] Later in the same year she decided to swim for Team GB instead of Ireland.[4]

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  1. ^ "NI's golden girl Bethany Firth 'over the moon' with Paralympic gold". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bethany Firth". Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Third silver for Firth at IPC World Championships in Montreal
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