SAILING

Niki Birrell (Ambassador)

 

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Hometown: Manchester

 

Born: 16/08/1986

 

Category: SKUD 18 two person keel boat

 

Disability: Cerebral Palsy

 

Partner: Alexandra Rickham

 

 

Alexandra Rickham (Ambassador)

 

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Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica

 

Born: 11/09/1981

 

Category: SKUD 18 two person keel boat

 

Disability: Tetraplegic athlete due to a shallow diving accident

 

Niki Birrell and Alexandra Rickham win their fifth World Championships

 

  • Niki started sailing as a child when he was introduced by his father
  • The pair have been sailing together since 2008
  • The have won five IFDS World Championships
  • Took the bronze medal in London