Simmonds claims third medal

Ellie Simmonds continues to enjoy success at the IPC Swimming European Championships

Ellie Simmonds continues to enjoy success at the IPC Swimming European Championships

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Ellie Simmonds set a new world record as she stormed to her third medal of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

Simmonds topped the podium in the final of the women's SM6 200m individual medley on Wednesday with a time of 3:04.07, almost five seconds faster than second-placed Yelyzaveta Mereshko of the Ukraine.

The 19-year-old from Walsall had scooped gold and silver medals earlier in the week, but saved her best for day four of the week-long event.

Thursday proved another successful day for the British team as Simmonds' heroics were preceded by Sascha Kindred claiming gold in the men's final of the same event.

Adding to the jubilation was Kindred setting a new world record of 2:40.82.

The day's medal haul began when Andrew Mullen won his second gold in less than 24 hours after finishing first in the men's SM5 200m individual medley.

There was drama in the women's SB8 100m breaststroke where Claire Cashmore was forced to share first place with Olesy Vladykina after the rivals both clocked 1:20.93.

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