Ellie Simmonds announces Paralympics retirement in floods of tears after disqualification

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Ellie Simmonds has retired from the Paralympics after his disqualification in the S6 400m freestyle final. The 26-year-old was reduced to tears speaking on Channel 4 after the race, admitting that she had planned to retire after Tokyo 2020.

 

“I think that is my last competition,” she said.

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“To go to four Paralympic games, including a home games and to come away with eight Paralympic medals and being part of that Paralympic movement as well.

“So I think for me, yes, this is going to be my last but I will go home and evaluate.

“I’m not just saying that because I’m gutted or anything like that, I knew going into these Games this was going to be the last and I don’t think I could go for another three years.

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“I’m leaving it at the right time, I love it, I’ve absolutely had a wonderful competition and I’ve loved every minute of it.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for the support, my coach, my parents, my family, everyone, for getting me to these Games and the other four Paralympics which is amazing.

“There’s no words to describe it. I love the Paralympics and I love everyone on the team, it’s just been incredible but I’m looking forward to going home.

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“Not having your family here in the crowd has been hard, for me they’re like my comfort blanket, even though I’ve been going for so many years.”

Ellie Simmonds has retired from the Paralympics after his disqualification in the S6 400m freestyle final. The 26-year-old was reduced to tears speaking on Channel 4 after the race, admitting that she had planned to retire after Tokyo 2020.

Simmonds has been lauded as one of Britain’s greatest Paralympians having made her debut at the age of 13 at Beijing 2008.

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She won two golds medals in her first Paralympics and followed that up with huge success at London 2012, smashing the world record in the 400m freestyle with another gold in the 200m individual medley.

And that medal rush continued at Rio 2016 as Simmonds defended her 200m title, setting a new world record.

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