Awe inspiring Dorset patient wins bronze in London 2019
Congratulations to World Para Swimming Championship Bronze medal winner Ellie!
Ellie became a quadruple amputee after she contracted meningitis as a 16-month-old baby but as her latest triumph has shown, nothing can stop her from chasing her dreams.
Originally starting swimming to be safe in the water Ellie broke one World and two European records at the 2019 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow, securing her place at the World Para Swimming Championships in London. Now not only has she beaten her PB but also won a Bronze in the 50m backstroke S3 at the London Aquatics Centre.
The young swimmer from Clacton-On-Sea burst onto the scene in 2017 breaking the 50m SB2 breaststroke British record that had stood since 1992, before becoming the World record holder in the event two years later.
"I was only there for the experience and wasn’t expecting to get on the podium. I was really shocked when I got the bronze but really happy. The whole experience was brilliant." said Ellie
Everyone at Dorset is so proud of Ellie’s achievements so far and we know she’ll go onto conquer Paralympic heights in the future.
Well done Ellie!