Cllr Patrick Clarke said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Bethany on what is a magnificent victory.
“The fact that she is only 16 years old makes her gold medal all the more amazing. I have no doubt that we will see her win more gold medals in future games.
“She is a great role model for young people and I hope that this victory will inspire others to take up sport.
“These Games have captured the public’s imagination in Northern Ireland, I hope that that this is the first of many medals for our local athletes.”