Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Simmonds OBE is a five-time Paralympic Champion and she shot to fame in 2008 when she won her first Paralympic medal at the age of 13 at the Beijing Paralympic Games. Later that year she became the youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
She was awarded an MBE at the age of 14. Ellie has continued to dominate her sport, winning 14 World titles, ten European titles and breaking numerous world records along the way.
Since leaving full-time education, Ellie has worked with charities such as the Dwarf Sports Association, WaterAid and I AM WATER.