Great Britain triumphs at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships

After 6 days and with 53 countries competing in the IPC Swimming World Championships hosted in Eindhoven, Holland, us Brits can today be proud having won 16 medals, 12 being gold’s.

15-year-old Eleanor Simmonds, a double Paralympic Champion, triumphed with a total of 4 gold’s; “I was so nervous before the race because I really wanted to go and win and get the record. I am really happy to be on top of the podium again. I went into it thinking that it was going to need a world record to win that race and to do that is great.”

Eleanor Simmonds - Paralympic swimmer - image -

Other teenagers to do their parents proud were 19-year-old Thomas Young and Harriet Lee who won the 400m freestyle 100m breaststroke.

Also coming out smiling was Sascha Kindred who continued his unbeaten run in the 200m individual medley, while Daniel Pepper scooped gold in the 100m breaststroke on the final day.

So the world better watch out for us Brits in the 2012 Paralympics!

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August 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Sport.


  1. World Wide News Flash replied:

    Great Britain triumphs at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships…

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    • lizransome replied:

      Thank you. Let’s hope we do even better in the 2012 Paralympics!

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