Kaleigh Grainger

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Kaleigh Grainger performing her signature trick: Juggling 3 Clubs in Crank Idle
Kaleigh Grainger performing her signature trick: Juggling 3 Clubs in Crank Idle

Kaleigh Michelle Grainger (born Dudley, England, 28 February 1986) is a British unicyclist. She won a gold medal at Unicon X, in China, in 2000 when only 14 years old in the pairs freestyle category.[1]

Kaleigh Grainger, the daughter of Stephen and Elaine Grainger, has been unicycling since she was four years old and learned many skills from her father, a circus skills veteran who currently operates his own travelling circus school.[2] Her mother died in December 2004, aged 46, after a five-year battle against cancer.

In 2001, just after her 15th birthday, Kaleigh became the first unicyclist to appear on Aster and Keli - one of Iceland's most popular children's TV programmes. That year, she also made an appearance at the British Juggling Convention held in Cardiff[3] and performed for the British Ambassador in Washington DC.[4]

In November 2008 Kaleigh qualified as a barrister gaining the BVC from the College of Law, London and being called at Inner Temple where she is a member. Kaleigh gained her law degree from Lancaster University, Lancashire, in 2007, and is a former pupil of Sledmere Primary School in Dudley and St Michael's Church of England High School in nearby Rowley Regis.

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