UK news Bethany Firth and Daniel Wiffen eager to use Commonwealth Games medals as springboard to further glory last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - What do you do when you have achieved everything in your sport? Well, for Bethany Firth you go again.

UK news Bethany Firth and Daniel Wiffen eager to use Commonwealth Games medals as springboard to further glory last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - What do you do when you have achieved everything in your sport? Well, for Bethany Firth you go again.

UK news Bethany Firth and Daniel Wiffen eager to use Commonwealth Games medals as springboard to further glory last news
04 August 2022 - 22:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "What do you do when you have achieved everything in your sport? Well, for Bethany Firth you go again. After completing the set in winning the Commonwealth Games title for Northern Ireland in the women’s S14 200m Freestyle Final at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, the 26-year-old talked excitedly about going on honeymoon next week with husband Andrew.The newly married couple are off to exotic places like Bali, Thailand and Vietnam, and when Bethany returns in six weeks she will resume training with more glory on her mind.This is a woman who has won multiple Paralympic titles, World Championships and European Championships, broken countless world records and has now Commonwealth Games gold, recovering from injury to do it.But forget any thoughts of that being enough. Seaforde’s finest intends to keep going and keep inspiring and has her heart set on the Paralympics in Paris in 2024.Firth said: “There is definitely more in me. Paris is only two years away and I want to get a full season of no hiccups and show everyone what I can do.”Having been there every step of the way due to Covid restrictions, Firth’s family couldn’t go to Tokyo last year to see her triumph again in the Paralympics so she savoured seeing them at the Sandwell Aquatic Centre as she collected her gold from the legendary Lady Mary Peters.“It was heartbreaking that they couldn’t be out in Tokyo, so it was amazing to have them here this time,” said the Ards Swimming Club star.“I was looking at them as I got my medal. They have supported me through my highs and lows. I broke my foot in November and it’s really tough and you need that support. They have always been there no matter what, so for them to be here to see me win gold and to do them proud meant the world to me.”Northern Ireland’s silver medallist in the pool, Daniel Wiffen, also gushed about how inspiring his family have been for him in his blossoming career.Wiffen was runner-up at the Games in the men’s 1,500m freestyle a few days after finishing fourth in the 400m, throwing out personal bests at every turn.

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.“I’m only turned 21 and the long-term goal is to hopefully push on and medal at the next Olympics in Paris. I want to keep building, and who knows what the limit is,” he said.The swimming meet started with Team NI’s Barry McClements claiming a bronze in the men’s 100m backstroke S9 and finished with podium places for Firth and Wiffen, with some really promising Irish record-breaking performances from Danielle Hill in between.All this after Northern Ireland had never won a Commonwealth Games medal in the pool before.Wiffen said the atmosphere in the camp was conducive to the team’s success.He stated: “This is the best Team NI has ever done in the pool. We never had a medal prior to this. It has been great being on this team. I’ve had so much fun here. We have all been having a laugh and been very chilled and everyone has been cheering each other on. This is a great team environment, and to come away with three medals is a fantastic achievement.”Daniel, along with twin brother Nathan, has been an extra in Game of Thrones and starred in period crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles, but the acting may have to wait now he is a star sporting turn.“I don’t know if I am going to have enough time to get back into the acting. I’d love to but I think swimming is my priority,” he said with his silver medal gleaming around his neck." , "isAccessibleForFree": "False", "hasPart": { "@type": "WebPageElement", "isAccessibleForFree": "False","cssSelector": "#flip-pay"} }

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