Double gold for Simmonds

03 September 2012 / 18:55

Ellie Simmonds claimed her second gold of London 2012 when she won the SM6 200 metres individual medley and broke her own world record in the process for the second time in a day.

As with her heat swim in the morning, the 17-year-old produced a blistering freestyle leg to go past Oksana Khrul as if she was treading water to win in three minutes 5.39 seconds, dipping 0.75secs inside the mark she had set in the morning.

It was her second title of the week after her success in the S6 400m freestyle, also in a world record time.

Not to be forgotten, team-mate Natalie Jones took bronze in 3mins 14.29secs but all eyes were on Simmonds.

A delighted Simmonds told Channel 4: "I'm so pleased that I won - a world record again, another PB and to go on the podium again. I'm just so chuffed.

"Two golds now and I'm going to enjoy it.

"That was a tough race. I was just trying to go as fast as I can and to do a PB.

"I'm just really happy. My front crawl is my main stroke, it's where my advantage is, where I catch people up. She was ahead of me, and I panicked a bit. I didn't know if I could catch her up.

"I just kicked for home and really went for it."

Jones, said: "I've worked so hard for this over the last three months. I'm just so delighted that I've got a medal."