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Paralympian Liz Johnson given honorary fellowship by Swansea Uni

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Image caption Paralympic swimmer Liz Johnson received her honorary award from Swansea University on Monday

Paralympic gold medal winner Liz Johnson has been given an honorary fellowship by Swansea University.

Swimmer Ms Johnson, who trained and studied in Swansea, received the award at a presentation ceremony on Monday.

The Newport-born athlete, who has cerebral palsy, won gold for Great Britain in the 100m breaststroke in Beijing in 2008.

She said: "Swansea University played an important part on my road to sporting success and I loved my time there."

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