Clevedon woman brings home the gold after competing in the World Transplant Games

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 September 2019

Ella at the gold medal ceremony

Ella at the gold medal ceremony

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A Clevedon woman who competed with Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Transplant Games has won three medals.

Ella cyclingElla cycling

Ella Gibson, who has been a part of the team since 2016, received a gold medal in the virtual triathlon and two bronze medals in the 10K cycling time trial and team medley - a relay in the pool.

Ella had a kidney transplant in 2010 after growing up with chronic kidney failure.

She said: "Training and competing with Transplant Sport has not only allowed me to regain my fitness and represent my country but raise awareness of such an importance cause, organ donation.

"The games are always such an inspirational event that I'm proud to be a part of."

Ella holding the Team GB & NI flagElla holding the Team GB & NI flag

Team GB and NI, with 300 transplant athletes, won first place with 207 gold, 152 silver and 128 bronze medals.

Almost 1,400 athletes from 56 countries competed at the games in Newcastle.

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