Joanne O'Riordan, the Irish woman born with no limbs, has been recognised for her contribution to people with disabilities at a ceremony in Japan.

The Cork woman, who starred in the No Limbs, No Limits documentary, was crowned one of Junior Chamber International’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World at the ceremony.

Ms O'Riordan was honoured in the contribution to children, world peace and/or human rights category.

She was shortlisted for the award by public vote, receiving almost half of the 26,000 online votes for the award which honours individuals under the age of 40 who have contributed greatly to local and global communities.

The award winners were announced in August, with Ms O'Riordan and her father Dan Joe travelling to the Far East for the ceremony this weekend.

Ms O'Riordan is one of only seven people in the world known to be living with Total Amelia.

The ceremony was attended by over 600 people from around the world.

Speaking at the ceremony, she said "life is what you make of it. We all face obstacles in our lives, it's only a matter of overcoming them. Each and everyday I live by the motto of what I fail at today I will overcome and conquer tomorrow."