Bethany Firth MBE is a multiple world record holder and multiple Paralympic Champion and became the most decorated ParalympicsGB athlete at Rio 2016.
A strong start to 2016 for Firth saw her collect four medals at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow including two gold in the Women's MC 200m Freestyle and the 200m Individual Medley. She went on to a further two European silvers in Funchal before travelling to Rio where she won three Paralympic titles and a silver.
Firth (Northern Ireland) had an impressive year in 2015 taking three medals at the British Para-Swimming International meet in Glasgow, coming away with two golds and a silver and qualifying for her second IPC World Championships. Unfortunately she was forced to withdraw after suffering a wrist injury.
Firth rounded off the year at the National Championships at the Manchester Aquatics centre in December with a new World record in the S14 200m Freestyle.
While she was ineligible to compete for Great Britain at the Europeans, Firth made an impact on the domestic stage in 2014, winning four golds at the British Para-Swimming International Swimming Meet in Glasgow. She also competed in six individual events and two relays for Northern Ireland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
In 2013, she won three silver medals on her IPC Swimming World Championship debut in Montreal, touching second in the 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle. Before the close of the year Firth chose to swim for Great Britain.
Firth’s first international outing came at just 16 years old when she clinched a surprise gold in the 100m Backstroke at London 2012, having won 200m Freestyle silver on her IPC Swimming European Championship debut in Berlin the previous season.
|S14 50m Freestyle||2016||26.25|
|S14 100m Freestyle||2016||56.58||WR|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2016||2:02.09||WR|
|S14 50m Backstroke||2014||31.41|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2015||1:04.05||WR|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2016||1:12.89|
|S14 50m Breaststroke||2015||27.62|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2016||2:19.55|
|S14 200m Freestyle||Rio - 2016||2:03.30||Gold|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2016 - Rio||1:04.05||Gold|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2016 - Rio||1:12.89||Silver|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2016 - Rio||2:19.55||Gold|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2012 - London||1:08.93||Gold|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2013 - Montreal||2:11.91||Silver|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2013 - Montreal||1:07.41||Silver|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2013 - Montreal||1:18.74||Silver|
|S14 100m Breaststroke||2016 - Funchal||1:14.31||Silver|
|S14 200m Individual Medley||2016 - Funchal||2:21.24||Silver|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2011 - Berlin||2:20.33||4th|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2011 - Berlin||1:11.43||Silver|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2011 - Berlin||1:27.96||7th|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||2:03.70||Gold|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2016 - Glasgow||1:05.65||Silver|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2016 - Glasgow||1:13.99||Silver|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2016 - Glasgow||2:21.93||Gold|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2015 - Glasgow||1:04.70||Silver|
|MC 100m Breaskstroke||2015 - Glasgow||1:15.04||Gold|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2015 - Glasgow||2:24.89||Gold|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||2:05.93||Gold|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2014 - Glasgow||1:06.00||Gold|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2014 - Glasgow||1:17.07||Gold|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2014 - Glasgow||2:24.89||Gold|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2012 - Sheffield||2:15.58||Silver|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2012 - Sheffield||1:09.00||Gold|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2012 - Sheffield||1:21.85||Bronze|