UK Student Games 2011 - British Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds officially opens the games - VIDEO

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British Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds MBE dropped by the UK Students Games 2011 opening ceremony in Sheffield last night to officially open the event.

She took part in a ten minute Q&A session at the Motorpoint Arena before declaring the games open. During the interview she relived her 2008 gold medal win in Beijing and how she got her own start at the UK Student Games in 2006.

She encouraged students to make the most of the opportunity to gain as much experience as they can over the next three days while also, most importantly, enjoying themselves.