Paralympic gold medallist Bethany Firth has rounded off a great week in the pool by being named as an athlete ambassador for a UK-wide campaign and shortlisted for a prestigious international award.
The 19-year-old from County Down was recently unveiled as one of 13 high performance athletes who have been selected as ambassadors for the UK Sports Association’s project, My Sport, My Voice!
She has also been nominated for Best Female Athlete at the inaugural International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability (Inas) Awards, ahead of a ceremony in Sheffield next month.
The two announcements come hot on the heels of Firth’s three gold medals at Swim Ireland’s Dave McCullagh Memorial at the Aurora in Bangor at the weekend.
Firth said: “I’m really pleased. I’m looking forward to being a My Sport, My Voice! Ambassador.”
so that I can share my story and help inspire people to achieve their dreams. I also want to help people get a better understanding of people with learning disability.”