Niamh McCarthy managed to obliterate the competition with a fantastic showing at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin to take home gold.
What a performance from the 24-year-old from Cork!
Niamh McCarthy managed to lay down an impressive foundation back in May when she broke the European record in Rieti Grand Prix in Italy and when her time came around today, she well and truly delivered the goods.
🚨 European Record 🚨 Niamh McCarthy 🇮🇪 secures 🥇 with her sixth round effort in the women’s Discus Throw F41#Berlin2018 pic.twitter.com/AgbultXK6f
— World Para Athletics (@ParaAthletics) August 26, 2018
Her throw of 31:76 managed to beat the second-placed Renata Sliwinska by a margin of around 10 metres.
She has been the best unofficial reporter at the @ParaAthletics European Championships and now she is the best Official Discus thrower at #Berlin2018! Well done @niamhmacdiscus 🥇🇮🇪🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/icWHjhxxJj
— Paralympics Ireland (@ParalympicsIRE) August 26, 2018
She tops off a fantastic tournament for the Irish who managed to take home nine medals – six of which being gold.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena