Simmonds named in BBC shortlist
26th November 2012
Double Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds was announced in the top 12 shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
The world record holder stole the nation’s hearts back in 2008 for her tearful celebrations after she became double Paralympic champion in Beijing.
At her second Paralympic Games In London this summer, she retained her two gold medals and also added a bronze and a silver to her medal tally.
Simmonds was the first person to break a world record in the London Aquatics Centre at the British Gas Swimming Championships in March.
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