Nicole Walters

06 July 2016

University of Bath graduate Nicola Walters with the bronze medal she won as guide to Melissa Reid in the PT5 para-triathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Sport: Para-triathlon (guide to Melissa Reid)
Event: PT5
Date of birth: 21.07.1989
Course: Sport & Exercise Science (graduate)
Date selected for Rio: July 15
Twitter: @coleywalters

 

Notable achievements

  • 2013: Gold at World Para-Triathlon Championships in London; gold at ETU Para-triathlon European Championships in Antalya, Turkey.
  • 2014: Silver at ITU Para-triathlon World Championships in Edmonton, Canada; silver at ETU Para-triathlon European Championships in Kitzbühel, Austria.
  • 2015: Bronze at ETU Para-triathlon European Championships in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 2016: Bronze at ITU Para-triathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Other information

Keen sportswoman Nicole played squash at a national level before taking up triathlon while studying Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, qualifying for the Age-Group World Championships at the Sprint and Olympic distances in her first year.

She returned to triathlon in 2013 and became a guide to visually impaired athlete Melissa Reid. They won World Championships gold in their first season together and have continued to enjoy success on the international stage.

Nicole, who used to work at City of Bath College, does her training at the University of Bath based on a coaching programme supplied by British Triathlon.

Competition schedule

 11/9, 1520 BST – PT5 final

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