Ellie with her medal at Rio 2016

Ellie Robinson

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    S6, SB6, SM6

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Ellie Robinson MBE became a Paralympic champion in her debut season on the international stage - and she has since won medals at World, European and Commonwealth level too.

Robinson’s 2019 season saw her in World Para Swimming Championships action in London, where she picked up a silver medal in the S6 50m Butterfly.

Her 2018 campaign started well, as the Northampton Swimming Club athlete secured her first Commonwealth title in the S6/S7 50m Butterfly for Team England on Australia’s Gold Coast. That was followed up with another gold in the same event at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Sheffield, confirming her selection for the British team bound for Dublin and the European Para Swimming Championships later in the year.

At the Europeans, Robinson picked up a medal of each colour, with gold coming in her favoured S6 50m Butterfly event. Silver was accompanied by a British record in the S6 100m Freestyle, while there was also a bronze in the 50m Freestyle category.

Rio 2016 proved to be a memorable and highly successful first Paralympic Games for Robinson, as she claimed a gold medal in the S6 50m Butterfly and a bronze in the S6 100m Freestyle - as well as finishing fourth in the 50m and 400m Freestyle finals. Robinson was recognised in the 2017 New Years Honours List, receiving an MBE.

She has continued to balance training with her studies and the results have paid off. Her 2018 season began well, winning the Commonwealth title in the S6/S7 50m butterfly for Team England on the Gold Coast.

Still aged just 18, Ellie made Ellie made her debut World Championships appearance in London in 2019 where she added further silverware to her already growing collection.

Despite narrowly missing out on the podium in both the S6 50m and 100m freestyle final with two fourth-place finishes, Ellie maintained her medal run at major championships by taking silver in the S6 50m butterfly final.

At Tokyo Ellie was unable to retain her Paralympic title finishing fifth in the S6 50m butterfly final.

Major Results

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • 50m butterfly S6: 5th
  • 4x50m mixed freestyle relay (20pts): 8th

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • 50m butterfly S6: Gold
  • 100m freestyle S6: Bronze
  • 50m freestyle S6: 4th
  • 400m freestyle S6: 4th

London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

  • 50m butterfly S6: silver
  • 50m freestyle S6: 4th
  • 100m freestyle S6: 4th

2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia

  • 50m butterfly S6/S7: Gold

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