Britain's 17 years old Ellie smashed old record by five seconds to defend her Paralympics title of 400 metres freestyle in a time of 5:19.17
Pride and joy: A beaming Ellie Simmonds receives the cheers from the crowd after collecting her gold medal for the women's 400-meter freestyle S6 [Photo: AP]
Ellie broke the previous record held by the U.S. swimmer Victoria Arle.
Ellie, who is afflicted by dwarfism, was already the poster girl of the Games, following her two gold medals four years ago as the youngest British athlete in Beijing.
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