Commonwealth Games: Bethany Firth wins first gold for NI

Para-swimmer Bethany Firth put in a dominant performance to win the women's S14 200m freestyle final and secure Northern Ireland first gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

By Steven Crawford
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 7:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 11:33 pm

The 26-year-old, who is a six-time six-time Paralympic champion, finished 1.54 seconds ahead of England's Jessica-Jane Applegate with an overall time of 2:07.02.

Firth is the event's world record holder however the Commonwealth title was one that had evaded her until Wednesday night.

Northern Ireland's Bethany Firth wins the Women's 200m Freestyle S14 at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre on day six of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham