Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner was honoured with a Civic Reception in Laois County Council on Thursday – where glowing tributes were paid to her from a wide range of people.
The young Portarlington swimmer represented Ireland in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Aged only 14 she qualified for an amazing five finals in Brazil and has followed that up by claiming bronze in the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield recently in the 50-metre butterfly.
With the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 on the horizon she is now training six times a week in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.
Laois County Hall was packed for the occasion with the Colaiste Iosagain student joined by friends, family, coaches, teachers and a number of local politicians.
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