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Ellie wins young sports star award

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Ellie Simmonds is the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Ellie Simmonds has won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

The super swimmer won two gold medals at the Paralympics in Beijing earlier this year, when she was only 13.

Ellie, now 14, beat diver Tom Daley and Wimbledon junior winner Laura Robson to the top prize.

She said: "This year has been the best year and I'll never forget it - I hope London 2012 will be as good.

"My life has changed since I won my medals because I get recognised when I walk in the streets or go to the shops. But I'm just Eleanor."