Ellie Simmonds: Now bring on Rio!
ELLIE Simmonds has set her sights on Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after winning a fourth medal of the London Paralympic Games.
Simmonds, 17, added a silver to her two golds and one bronze when she finished second, 1.49 seconds behind American Victoria Arlen, who lowered a world record she already held in the S6 100 metres freestyle to one minute 13.33 seconds.
“Silver is really good. I went out there and did the best I could,” Simmonds said.
“I would have loved to have got that gold, but you can’t have everything your own way.
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“She pushed me to my limit, and I think my limit is 1min 14sec at this point in time.
“I would love to go to Rio. I will definitely be going to the next Games.
“I love the Paralympics — they are amazing.
“I have got two golds, a silver and a bronze and I have broken four world records, I couldn’t have asked for a better competition.
“I’m just really chuffed with how I’ve performed here, there was so much pressure and expectation but I think I’ve coped with that well.
“Nothing can prepare you for competing at a home Games, it’s just been an amazing experience.”