Gold medal winner Bethany Firth pulled out of this morning’s 100m breaststroke due to a recurring shoulder injury.

County Down swimmer Firth secured gold in the S14 100m backstroke last week but was also pulled from S14 200m freestyle on Sunday due to this same injury.

Despite being one of the youngest competitors, Firth enjoyed a meteoric start to her Paralympic career, winning silver in her 100m backstroke event and reaching the final of her two other events at last year’s IPC European Swimming Championships in Berlin before securing gold in London.