Jason Smyth cruises into 100m final in Dubai

Jason Smyth cruised into the T13 100m final in Dubai.
Jason Smyth cruised into the T13 100m final in Dubai.

Eglinton sprinter Jason Smyth eased into the T13 100m final at the World Para-Athletics Championships, in Dubai.

Smyth started his defence of his T13 100m title with a perfect heat as he eased across the line unchallenged in a time of 10.84 to secure his spot in this afternoon's final.

"It was about getting through the heats by exerting as little energy as possible," stated the 32-year-old.

"Not much changes. The whole point of training and what you are doing is being consistent then replicating that when it comes to a race," added Smyth while speaking to Paralympics Ireland.

"I feel like the heat is a bit of a kick-on and we really get down to business later."

Smyth has remained unbeaten in a 14-year Paralympic career and has won seven world titles in that time.