Niki Birrell

Skud 18

Paralympic bronze medallists, Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell formed Team Birrell Rickham in November 2007 and quickly became a dominant force in the British and World SKUD 18 sailing. They are quadruple World Champions ( ’09,’10,’11,’12) and Paralympic bronze medallists after finishing 3rd in Weymouth at the London 2012 Paralympic games.

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Paralympic bronze medallists, Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell formed Team Birrell Rickham in November 2007 and quickly became a dominant force in the British and World SKUD 18 sailing. They are quadruple World Champions ( ’09,’10,’11,’12) and Paralympic bronze medallists after finishing 3rd in Weymouth at the London 2012 Paralympic games. 

Date of birth: 11th September 1981

Place of birth: Manchester

Current hometown: Weymouth

Class: Skud 18

Currently sails at: WPNSA

Sporting achievement: Winning the 2008 Paralympic Test Event

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