Aileen Neilson

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Aileen Neilson
Personal information
Nickname(s) Mother Goose[1]
Nationality Scottish
Born (1971-08-15) 15 August 1971 (age 43)
East Kilbride, Scotland[1]
Sport
Country  Scotland
 Great Britain
Sport Wheelchair curling

Aileen Neilson (born 15 August 1971)[2] is a Scottish wheelchair curler. She is the first female to skip a wheelchair curling team in either the Paralympic Games (2010) or World Championships (2011).[3]

Although she comes from a family of curlers Neilson only took up the sport in 2004 at the age of 33. She subsequently made her international debut in 2006.[1]

She was part of the Great Britain wheelchair curling team at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.

She has a bronze medal from the 2007 World Wheelchair Curling Championship[3] and a silver from the 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Championship.[1]

She won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Paralympics at Sochi with the British team beating China 7–3 in the third-place play-off match.[4]

She is employed as a teacher at Bent Primary School in South Lanarkshire. Her partner is former team-mate and predecessor as skip of the British Paralympic rink Michael McCreadie.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Athletes: Aileen Neilson". Sochi2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Profile Aileen Neilson, Official site of Vancouver 2010
  3. ^ a b Athlete Profile – Aileen Neilson, Scottish Disability Sport
  4. ^ "Sochi Paralympics: GB curlers beat China to win bronze". BBC Sport (BBC). 15 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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