News Archive, Tag: Niki Birrell

Alexandra Rickham (photo Sam Farr)

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham selected for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

01 March 2016

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham says she “couldn’t be happier” after being named in the ParalympicsGB sailing squad for this summer’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. It will be a third appearance at the Games for Rickham and SKUD 18 partner Niki Birrell, who made their debuts at Beijing 2008 and won bronze at London 2012. Rickham is the first athlete with University of Bath connections to be officially selected for Rio 2016. “I couldn’t...

Alexandra Rickham (photo Sam Farr)

Silver lining for Alexandra Rickham at Para World Sailing Championships

04 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham won a medal at the Para World Sailing Championships for the seventh successive year as she and Niki Birrell claimed SKUD silver in Australia. Rickham and Birrell, who won bronze medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, finished runners-up to defending champions Liesl Tesch and Dan Fitzgibbon of Australia despite having equipment issues during the 11 days of competition in Melbourne. “We sailed over some weed on day two...

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