Ellie hopes for legacy from 2012
QUADRUPLE Paralympic Medallist Ellie Simmonds has said she hopes the 2012 London Games will leave a legacy for the next generation.
The swimmer, who trains and goes to school in Swansea, was speaking on the day a special welcome home reception was held in Cardiff Bay for Wales's Olympians and Paralympians.
Ellie said the athletes from the games had "inspired the next generation".
She said: "It is all good and positive. Hopefully, this legacy will last for the next generation."
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The 17-year-old said they had received so much public support.
"The public and children have been supporting all us athletes," she said. "The turnout for the (London) parade was amazing."
At the Senedd last night 40 of the 68 Welsh London 2012 Games athletes were greeted by thousands of people. Among those there were Olympic gold medallists Tom James and Jade Jones and Paralympic champions Mark Colbourne, Aled Davies and Josie Pearson.