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Paralympic sports - 15. September 2008.

Simmonds wins second gold in Beijing

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Team GB's Swimming star 13 year old Ellie Simmonds squashed the world record in the 400m freestyle S6 category in a time of 5.41.34s.

Dutch swimmer Mirjam Peper claimed the silver and Germany's Maria Goetze won the bronze

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Britain’s 40th gold of the Games went to teenage sensation Eleanor Simmonds who smashed her own world record by seven seconds in 5:41.34 to win the 400m freestyle (S6).

The 13-year-old won her second gold of the Games after powering away from the in-form Dutch swimmer Mirjam de Koning-Peper.

“I wanted to break that record but I didn’t think I would break it by seven seconds,” said Simmonds. “I didn’t know I could go that fast. I just went in there to do a PB.”

Simmonds won gold in the 100m freestyle (S6) on day two, making her the youngest individual Paralympic gold medallist in British history.

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