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Ellie Simmonds gets lifetime best in 100m freestyle

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24/7

Ellie Simmonds got the Silver medal in the Women's 100m freestyle S6 event in Eindhoven.

Simmonds swam a lifetime best of 1:14.49 to get the Silver medal at the IPC European Swimming Championship in Eindhoven.

This adds to her Gold medal that she won in the SM6 200m Individual Medley. In the SM6 200m Individual Medley she beat her World Record time by a massive 0.34 seconds.

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Career so far

Simmonds became the youngest British athlete to compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games at just 13 years old.

She won two Gold medals in the SM6 100m and 400m freestyle in Beijing. In the same year she won BBC Young Sports personality of Year. 

Her success carried on at her home Olympics in London in 2012. She shaved five seconds off her World Record time from the 2008 Olympics in the SM6 400m freestyle event.

Two days later on September 3 2012, she once again repeated her success at the 2008 Bejing Olympics. In the morning of the 3 September 2012, she set a new World Record in the SM6 200m Individual Medley. 

Simmonds then went on and won the SM6 200m Individual Medley Gold, once again beating the time she had set just that morning in her heat.

British success 

Before Simmonds race, Andrew Mullen won his third Gold Medal in the S5 Men's 200M freestyle with a time of 2:46.27. He beat second place Sebastian Rodriguez of Spain who got a time of 2:47.61.

Matthew Walker got the Silver Medal in the S7 Men's 100m freestyle with a time of 1:03.33. and Susie Rodgers got the Gold in the 100m 1:12.06 in the Women's S7 100m freestyle.

Great Britain have now overtaken the Russian Federation with 20 Gold Medals in total in the competition in Eindhoven. 

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