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Simmonds adds to her collection in Montreal

Ellie Simmonds has won bronze in the S6 50m event at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal.

Simmonds claimed bronze in the S6 50m event Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The Paralympian from Walsall originally finished fourth, but was promoted to third after German race-winner, Tanja Groepper, was later disqualified for a false start.

The bronze is added to her gold in the S6 400m earlier in the week.

World Championships one-two for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire swimmer Ollie Hynd edged out his brother Sam to claim a second IPC World Championship gold in Montreal.

Ollie Hynd celebrating last years Paralympics Credit: Paul Gilham/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The brothers took the top two places in the S8 400m freestyle, which adds to 18-year-old Ollie’s gold in the 200m medley earlier this week. He also won bronze in the 100m backstroke.

It is 22-year-old Sam’s first medal at this year's championships.


Ellie Simmonds storms to World Championship gold

Ellie Simmonds finished 20 seconds ahead of second place Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Ellie Simmonds added yet another world title to her growing collection as she dominated the S6 400m final on the opening day of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal.

The 18 year-old from Walsall finished more than 20 seconds ahead of second place at a time of 4.25.06.

Nottinghamshire's Ollie Hynd picked up a bronze in the S8 100m backstroke.

Ellie Simmonds to compete in World Championships

Ellie Simmonds at the Athletes Victory parade in London last year Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The poster girl of the Paralympics, Ellie Simmonds, is flying the Midlands flag as she takes to the pool later in the IPC Swimming World Championships in Canada. The 18-year-old from Walsall secured four medals - two of them gold - during the London 2012 Games.

Ollie Hynd at the Athletes Victory parade in London last year Credit: Paul Gilham/PA Archive/Press Association Images

She will be joined by Ollie Hynd, the Nottinghamshire swimmer who won a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 200m Individual Medley, in a European record time.

He also won silver in the 400m Freestyle and bronze in the 100m Backstroke.

London 2012 Paralympic gold medalist gives Midlands youngsters a swimming lesson

London 2012 Paralympic gold medalist, Josef Craig, has been swimming with children in Walsall to celebrate the efforts of youngsters who are learning the sport.

Last month, a survery by the Amateur Swimming Association revealed that almost fifty per cent of children ageed seven to eleven in the West Midlands cannot swim twenty five metres on their own.

He told ITV News Central that anyone can get involved in swimming.


Rebecca Adlington announces engagement

Double Olympic medalist, Rebecca Adlington, has announced on Twitter that she is engaged.

Rebecca began her swimming career in Mansfield before competing at two Olympic Games where she won four medals – two gold and two bronze.

She's engaged to fellow swimmer Harry Needs.

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Rebecca Adlington looks forward to a 'new chapter'

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has thanked all those who have supported her throughout her career.

In a series of tweets and in a longer article on her website Rebecca thanked, "all my swimming teaches/coaches when I was young. You made it so much fun!"

In a statement connected to her retirement she also said, "To everyone in Mansfield who has believed in me from day one. It will always be my home. I'm a proud Mansfield girl!!"

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