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Ellie Simmonds' family: "She's achieved so much"

Relatives of Swansea-based swimmer Ellie Simmonds have spoken of their pride at her achievements.

Her aunt, Jan Rajput, described her as a typical teenager 'who has achieved so much'.

She said: "From when she was a toddler, she was an exceptional child. She was very determined with everything and once she turns her mind to whatever it is, she will succeed with it."

Welsh athlete helps to launch Olympic Team GB kit

Olympians and Paralympians in new kit
Ellie Simmonds joins other athletes in London Credit: ITV News

Welsh Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds helped unveil the official Team GB Olympic kit at a special fashion show in London this morning.

Ellie Simmonds became the first person to break a world record at London's Aquatics Centre in the 200m individual medley just a few weeks ago.

At the launch of Great Britain's Olympic kit at the Tower of London, designer Stella McCartney said that the starting point for design was the Union Jack. McCartney says she hopes that she has made Great Britain proud and hopes people will like it.

Ellie Simmonds breaks world record

Ellie Simmonds
Ellie Simmonds is a paralympic gold medalist Credit: ITV News Wales

Swansea's Ellie Simmonds, 17, has become the first person to break a world record at London's Aquatics Centre in the 200 metre individual medley.

The Double Paralympic Champion finished in a time of three minutes 8.14 seconds.This means she has beaten her previous best time by over half a second.


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