Ellis’s golden achievements recognised by Provost
Provost Jim Todd has presented Dunlop’s Ellis Wilson with a certificate of civic recognition in honour of her incredible success at the Special Olympics World Games.
Ellis recently returned from Berlin where she was competing in the cycling events for Team GB. She won Bronze in her 2K cycling event and then went on to win Gold in her 5K race.
Ellis, who previously competed in equestrian events at the Special Olympics World Games in Athens in 2011, started to compete in Special Olympics’ cycling events in 2017. In the run up to Berlin, Ayrshire Athletics Arena kindly allowed her the use of the running track to help with her training.
On top of her Olympic training and achievements, Ellis volunteers and sings with the gospel choir at CentreStage in Kilmarnock.
Provost Todd said: “Ellis’s achievements are simply outstanding. To have competed in two Special Olympics World Games is impressive enough, but to then go on and win a gold medal is an incredible accomplishment.
“Ellis follows in the footsteps of Rhona Howie MBE, another Olympic gold medal winner who was born and raised in Dunlop. Both are fantastic ambassadors not only for Dunlop, but for the whole of East Ayrshire and I wish Ellis well for whatever the future holds for her.”