I’m very pushed for time today so i’ll just put these records here 😱🥇🥈🥉🏊♀️ day 19 of #dwarfismawarenessmonth is about @elliesimmonds ellie simmonds. “ellie simmonds obe is one of the most recognised athletes in para-swimming around the world and caught the hearts of the british public with her tearful celebrations of her gold medal performance in beijing and she backed up that performance with more paralympic titles at the london 2012 and rio 2016 paralympic games.
a strong set of performances at the 2018 british para-swimming international meet against competitors from more than 30 countries saw simmonds qualify for her fourth european championships and after only returning to competitive action at the back end of 2017 she went on to win two silver medals in dublin, in the s6 400m free and sb6 100m breast.
rio 2016 saw simmonds add another two paralympic medals to her already extensive list of accolades including gold in the women's sm6 200m individual medley.
simmonds continued her ever impressive performances into 2015 with four medals at the ipc world championships in glasgow, one of which was gold in the sm6 200m individual medley. a silver and two bronze were also simmonds for the taking who is now based at the national performance centre in manchester.
the end of 2015 also saw a world record swim for ellie at the national championships held in manchester in the sm6 200m individual medley.
in 2014, she won two silvers and another three golds at her third ipc swimming european championships in eindhoven, notably lowering her sm6 200m individual medley world record and claiming her first international sb6 100m breaststroke title.
she saw continued progress in 2013 with another three golds (100m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m individual medley) and a bronze (50m freestyle) at the ipc world championships in montreal.
the teenager has gone from strength to strength since beijing, winning five european golds in 2009, four world championships titles in 2010 and adding another two european golds (both in world records) in 2011.
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