Walsall's Paralympic champion, 17 year-old Ellie Simmonds joined us for a chat earlier today and spoke about the honour of a gold postbox in her hometown, Aldridge, as well as her plans for her 18th birthday.
Ahead of today's Great North Run, the annual half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields, ITV News caught up with ParalympicsGB medallist Ellie Simmonds from Walsall.
Ellie, who won two golds, a silver and a bronze in London, was invited to cheer on those taking part in today's event. She says it has been a great summer.
Four-time ParalympicGB medallist Ellie Simmonds is one of many TeamGB and ParalympicGB stars supporting those taking part in today's Great North Run.
Four-time ParalympicGB medallist Ellie Simmonds has written a message on social networking site saying "Finally home after an amazing Games, sad it is all over but it has been the best few weeks of my life!"
Ellie Simmonds, the 17-year-old from Walsall won silver in the S6 100m freestyle final, gold in the SM6 200m medley and the S6 400m freestyle as well as bronze in the S6 50m freestyle.
Ellie Simmonds has taken silver in the 100m Free S6, with a time of 1.14.82.
Ellie Simmonds was born and raised in Aldridge, Walsall.
After Ellie Simmonds' achievements at the Paralympics this week, pupils from her old primary school in Aldridge wanted to send their congratulations.
Central Tonight filmed pupils from Cooper and Jordan showing off their handmade banners.
There were also a special message from Ellie's old teacher, Mrs Cowley.
Ellie Simmonds' campaign for a third gold medal got off to a good start when she won her 100 metres freestyle S6 heat in a Paralympic record of one minute and 16.68 seconds.
Walsall's 17-year-old Ellie Simmonds has won bronze in the Women's 50m freestyle to add to her two gold medals.
Ellie Simmonds' family say they were more relaxed about today's race which saw Ellie win gold after a 'nail-biting night in the Aquatic Centre at the weekend.
Despite a dramatic last length that saw the 17-year-old swimmer take the lead to beat the world record she set in her heat earlier today, the Simmonds family remained cool and collected, something that surprised crowds sitting near them.
Saturday's race saw Ellie beat Victoria Arlen by a 5 second margin and snatch the world record from her rival.
Her sister Katie aged 24, said: "This was a lot more relaxing than the other one, after this morning, we thought Okay, we can relax. All the other swimmers are scared that if Ellie can smell their feet, they're in trouble."
Walsall swimmer Ellie Simmonds has won gold in the Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM6, completing the race in 3:05.39.