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Walsall To Honour Ellie Simmonds

October 8, 2012

Gold medal winning Paralympian Ellie Simmonds will be honoured in her home town of Walsall later.

She will visit the postbox in Aldridge that has been painted gold in her honour.

A swimming pool at Cooper and Jordan C of E School, where she was a pupil, will then be officially named after her during a special presentation.

After this she will take an open top bus tour, which is due to arrive at Walsall town hall at 13:00 BST.

In the afternoon Simmonds will take part in a question and answer session at the town hall with pupils from local schools.

The 17-year-old said: “I’m looking forward to everything, to going to my old school and seeing the pool.”

Simmonds won two golds, in the 200m SM6 individual medley and S6 400m freestyle, a silver in the S6 100m freestyle and a bronze in the S6 100m freestyle.

She relocated with her mother to Swansea at the age of 11 so she could train in an Olympic size 50-metre pool.

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