Northampton schoolgirl Ellie Robinson wins her second medal of the Paralympics

Ellie Robinson, the 15-year-old swimmer from Northampton, has added a second medal to her haul in Rio.

Saturday, 17th September 2016, 10:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:45 pm
Ellie Robinson won a bronze medal this evening to add to her earlier gold.

She just edged a 100 metres freestyle bronze, beating her hero Ellie Simmonds and bagging a new British record.

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Speaking to Channel 4, she said: “I didn’t expect to medal in the 100m free, I knew it was my last race and just gave it my all. It’s going to be so weird [going back to Northampton high School], I can’t imagine.”

Northamptonshire Sport, which helped talent-spot the teenager was among the first to show its joy at her reaching the podium for the second time of the Games.

It tweeted: "It's a brilliant #bronze medal & British record in 100M freestyle for @EllieRobinsonGB !Many congratulations!Northants is very proud of you!"