Ellie Simmonds wins gold in SB6 100m breaststroke

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Ellie Simmonds won gold in her final event at the IPC Swimming European Championships this morning.

Competing in the SB6 100m breaststroke for the first time at the Championships, Simmonds took first place and her third gold of the event with a new personal best time of one minute, 41.26 seconds.

Impressive finish

That was enough to give her a massive 11.86 second advantage over second place as she wrapped up a thoroughly successful Championships in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

The teenage swimmer won three golds, two silvers and cracked a new world record in the SM6 200m individual medley earlier this week. Clearly, the move to Loughborough to study psychology and train under coach Steve Bayley is paying off for the 19-year-old.

World Championships next

Next up for Simmonds will be the 2015 World Championships, and it's a big one - it takes places in Britain with the event held in Glasgow.

Back in Eindhoven, Simmonds was not the only successful participant for Team GB on Sunday morning - Amy Marren and Stephanie Millward also added to the medal table with a silver and a bronze.

Marren, the defending world champion, was just pipped to the finishing line by Spanish athlete Sarai Gascon while Millward finished in third.

Team GB are currently in third position in the medal table with 65 medals, including 27 golds. Ukraine and Russia are the two teams ahead of them at this stage, with today the final day of competition. The last event is the 4x100m medley 34-point relay.

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