Paralympian Ellie Robinson’s incredible interview went viral and it’s an amazing, inspirational watch
British Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson’s interview after she finished fifth in the 50m butterfly S6 final at the Tokyo games has gone viral because her response was so amazing and inspirational.
Robinson was talking to Channel 4 after she missed out on bronze by just a quarter of a second.
A gold medallist at the last Paralympics aged just 15, Robinson was asked how she felt after the ‘tough, tough race’ and she said it was a ‘story of triumph not defeat’ in a response that has since been watched more than a million times so far.
🗣 “This is a story of triumph, this is NOT a story of defeat!”
— C4 Paralympics (@C4Paralympics) August 30, 2021
And here are some of the many, many things people were saying about her response today.
Ellie Robinson…..explaining so powerfully the ‘shizzle’ she has had to go through in order to make it to the final today.
NB. This interview will probably have you in tears. @C4Paralympics
— Steph McGovern (@StephLunch) August 30, 2021
Do one thing
All of it https://t.co/3D5fG0ZT7I
— Kate Bottley (@revkatebottley) August 30, 2021
— Dr Xand van Tulleken 🏳️🌈 (@xandvt) August 30, 2021
Try watching this without coming away an absolute state. https://t.co/jVNLjDMl1Q
— Ally Farrell (@AllyFarrell) August 30, 2021
“This is just showing people, what threatens you will not conquer you. You will overcome it and you will end on your own terms.
You are in control, all the time.”
If you watch one thing today. Watch this ⬇️ https://t.co/xaCKtQj1Hv
— Natalya Coyle (@Natalyacoyle) August 30, 2021
— Rachael Mannion (@rachael_mannion) August 30, 2021
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) August 30, 2021
Regardless of what you are doing at this moment , take a moment and watch this 👇 https://t.co/8PROw9PFhD
— Niall Breslin (@nbrez) August 30, 2021
This lady made me cry https://t.co/IYG5GIAayk
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) August 30, 2021
Ok – Grab a tissue & prepared to be motivated x https://t.co/wh4R91kktA
— Naga Munchetty (@TVNaga01) August 31, 2021
'This is a story of triumph, this is not a story of defeat.' The beauty and the inspiration of the Paralympics in one amazing story. https://t.co/3FVaYizpGb
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) August 30, 2021
— Ruth Madeley (@ruth_madeley) August 30, 2021
Tonight I had the great privilege to interview Ellie Robinson. Gold in Rio. 5th in Tokyo but an interview which had everyone around us in tears. Humbled. https://t.co/DJjFTUu017
— Marc Woods (@Marc__Woods) August 30, 2021
Source Twitter @C4Paralympics
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