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Orla Barry has won another medal for Ireland at the IPC World Championships

Cork discus thrower wins bronze with a season’s best in Doha.

Barry in action (file photo).
Barry in action (file photo).
Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Updated 22.05

ORLA BARRY ADDED a world championship bronze to her collection at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

The European, world and Paralympic medallist recorded a season’s best throw of 29.82m in the T57 discus final this morning.

“It’s been a long season so to save my best performance of the year for when it mattered is really satisfying,” Barry, 26, said.

“This is such a competitive class so I had to be on top form to be in with a chance; it’s a great feeling.”

The Cork woman joins track golden boys Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop, and discus medallists Noelle Lenihan and Niamh McCarthy to make a fab five of Irish medal winners.

The world record holder, Algeria’s Nassima Saifi (34.31) won gold while European champion Stela Eneva of Bulgaria (32.25) took silver.

In the T53 shot put final, Ireland’s Deirdre Mongan finished fifth with a throw of 4.02m.

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