Paralympics day 2: Jason Smyth emulates Bolt, controversy on the track

    (CNN)After an explosive first day of Paralympic action, day two had a lot to live up to -- and it didn't disappoint.

    Daniel Dias got one of three gold medals for the host nation on the opening day and there was plenty more action for the locals to get excited about, including their favorite sport: football.
    Ireland's sprint star Jason Smyth was looking to make history and there was plenty of controversy on the track for one British athlete.

      Emulating Bolt?

      Plenty was written about Usain Bolt's historic "triple-triple,", but one Irish sprinter matched the Jamaican by winning his third consecutive Paralympic gold.
      After claiming the T13 100m title in Beijing and London, Smyth made it three in a row on Friday, finishing 0.14s ahead of Namibia's Johannes Nambala in a time of 10.64s.
      The 29-year-old cruised into the final in Thursday's heats, recording 10.76s and, much like Bolt, could afford to slow down before the end and coast over the line.
      Smyth was the overwhelming favorite to defend his title, but had to produce his best with Nambala running a personal best in the final. Australia's Chad Perris took bronze in 10.83s.
      The Irishman is also reigning Paralympic champion in the 200m but won't have the opportunity to win a "triple-double," after the International Paralympic Committee opted to drop the event from the Games.
      "It's been incredible," he told reporters after the race.
      "It's my third consecutive Paralympic Games and fifth gold medal. To be honest, it's a little bit like a fai