E141 - Ellie Simmonds OBE: The unseen costs of being a pioneer in sport
Ellie Simmonds OBE is a former Paralympian swimmer. She won two gold medals for Great Britain at the age of 13 at the 2008 Paralympics; has many world and European titles and was awarded an MBE at the age of 14. In this episode, Ellie discusses what it was like to deal with immense pressure at a young age and how crucial a good team is.
She was born with Achondroplasia (a form of Dwarfism), and discusses with Jake and Damian why it is so important to talk about disabilities in an open and upfront way. And Ellie shares the simple way she stays happy and appreciates the small moments…
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