London Paralympics: Swansea swimmer Ellie Simmonds smashes her own world record
Swansea swimmer Ellie Simmonds started her campaign for a second gold medal in style this morning when she smashed her own world record in the M6 200m Individual Medley.
Simmonds, 17, shattered the world record of 3:08.14 she set in March at the aquatics centre today.
“Oh my gosh, I’m quite shocked by that time. I wasn’t going for the world record, but I was just going in there to feel the stroke,” she said.
“The crowd were going wild so I thought it was quite good. I’m so happy with a 3:06. I felt really easy and really good. It's good to be on top form at the biggest Paralympic Games of my life," she added.
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“The crowd were amazing and gave me a big buzz, I can’t wait to race in the final tonight.”
Simmonds produced a world-class swim on Saturday, after taking gold after taking gold in the S6 400m Freestyle.
Record TV audiences have prompted Channel 4 to clear its day-time schedule to boost coverage, with three million tuning in to Simmonds’ dramatic final on Saturday.
Around 10,000 extra tickets are being bought every day as soon as they go on sale, as Paralympic venues experience unprecedented numbers of visitors.