Thursday, 10 March 2016

Unit 4 Portfolio: Fact File

By Miguel

Name: Ellie Simmonds

Born: 11th November 1994, England

Ellie Simmonds is an English Paralympic swimmer. When she was a student she went to the pool nine times a week and trained for two hours. Ellie’s friends wanted to be actors or secretaries, but she always wanted to be a professional swimmer.

Ellie was the youngest British athlete at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, and she was the winner of two gold medals! She had two more medals in the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

We admire Ellie because her disability didn’t stop her from being a world champion!