University graduate Rickham wins pair of British Sailing awards

24 October 2012

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham has collected a pair of top titles at the Skandia Team GBR annual prize giving dinner.

Rickham won bronze in sailing’s SKUD 18 class at the London 2012 Paralympic Games partnering Nikki Birrell.

The pair were awarded the inaugural RYA Paralympic Classes Athlete of the Year trophy as well as collecting the overall Skandia Team GBR Athlete of the Year title at the dinner.

It rounded off a terrific year for the crew. As well as winning the Paralympic Games bronze they also captured a fourth consecutive World Championship title and s a gold medal and two silvers on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit.

Rickham graduated from the University with a degree in Natural Sciences in 2004 and represented Great Britain at the last two Paralympic Games.

She recently returned to the University to attend a celebration event for London 2012 medallists with University staff and students.

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