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Ellie Simmonds

The youngest recipient of an MBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE is an inspirational five-time Paralympic swimming champion. Since her meteoric rise into the public eye, she has dominated her sport, winning 13 World titles and 10 European titles, while breaking various World records along the way.

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Ellie Simmonds Biography

A Paralympic swimming champion, with numerous world records to her name, Ellie Simmonds OBE shot to fame at the age of 13 years and 9 months, when she won her first Paralympic medal.

The start of a string of firsts for Ellie, she went on to become the youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2008, as well as the youngest recipient of an MBE at the age of 14.

Eleanor’s disability is classified as Achondroplasia dwarfism. She started swimming at the age of five and began competing against able-bodied children at the age of eight. At ten years old, Ellie’s talent was spotted at a disability event and she was entered onto the British Swimming talent programme. She worked her way through to be selected as the youngest member of a senior British Swimming squad for the 2006 IPC World Championships at the age of 12.

Since her meteoric...

A Paralympic swimming champion, with numerous world records to her name, Ellie Simmonds OBE shot to fame at the age of 13 years and 9 months, when she won her first Paralympic medal.

The start of a string of firsts for Ellie, she went on to become the youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2008, as well as the youngest recipient of an MBE at the age of 14.

Eleanor’s disability is classified as Achondroplasia dwarfism. She started swimming at the age of five and began competing against able-bodied children at the age of eight. At ten years old, Ellie’s talent was spotted at a disability event and she was entered onto the British Swimming talent programme. She worked her way through to be selected as the youngest member of a senior British Swimming squad for the 2006 IPC World Championships at the age of 12.

Since her meteoric rise into the public eye, she has continued to dominate her sport, winning 13 World titles and 10 European titles, while breaking various World records along the way.

In addition to these achievements, Ellie competed at the London 2012 Paralympics, winning four medals, including two Golds in the S6 400m Freestyle and SM6 200m Individual Medley, and broke a further two World records. Her Silvers were in the S6 100m Freestyle and Bronze in the S6 50m Freestyle.

In the build-up to London 2012, she became the poster girl for the Paralympic games, and her fantastic performances helped make her the most recognised Paralympic athlete in Great Britain, if not the world.

Capturing both the hearts and minds of the British public, Ellie has balanced her stardom with her school work and training. She followed up her sensational Paralympics with an equally fantastic World Championships where she came home with three Gold medals, a Bronze and a World record, cementing her status as Britain’s golden girl. 

Breaking more records in Rio in 2016, Ellie took Gold in the 200m medley where she set a record at 2:59.81m She also took Bronze in 400m freestyle. 

Ellie was awarded a OBE in the 2013 honours list. 

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