Ellie Simmonds breaks her own world record

  • 7 July 2011
Swimmer Ellie Simmonds Image copyright Getty Images

16-year-old star swimmer Ellie Simmonds has broken another world record!

She swam 200 metres in 3 minutes 8.98 seconds, beating the previous world record - which Ellie set herself - by a quarter of a second.

It grabbed her a gold medal at the European Championships in Germany's capital city, Berlin.

Ellie said: "It was quite hard, but I'm really happy - a new world record, I couldn't ask for more really."

It was great race for Britain, as teammate Natalie Jones got the silver medal too.