Athletes

Aileen Neilson

Aileen will represent ParalympicsGB in Wheelchair Curling for the second time at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

  • Events:
    Wheelchair Curling, Wheelchair Curling: Mixed Team
  • Home Town:
    East Kilbride
  • Lives:
    Strathaven, Strathclyde
  • Trains:
  • Date Of Birth:
    15/08/1971
  • Games Attended:
    Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010

Aileen first got involved in the sport in 2004 and she went on to make her international debut at the 2006 Czech Wheelchair Curling Tournament. She made her Paralympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where the team finished in 6th place.

She represented Team Scotland at the World Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Aileen also became the first female athlete to skip a team in World Championship competition, and she led Team Scotland to a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships.

She is coached by GB Head Coach Tony Zummack and former team-mate Michael McCreadie.

Major Results

2014 Sochi Paralympic Games
Bronze

2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games
6th

2013 World Championships, Sochi, Russia      
6th

2012 World Championships, Chuncheon, South Korea
8th

2011 World Championships, Prague, Czech Republic
silver

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