Vicki Aggar (nee Hansford)
Vicki has had a remarkably successful sporting career to date.
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She played netball in the national league while training to be a P.E. teacher. She was then diagnosed with cancer and underwent a below the knee amputation in March 2004. Within the year Vicki was back training and went onto win gold in athletics in the 100m at the Wheelchair and Amputee World Games, held in Rio de Janeiro in September 2005.
In February 2006 Vicki switched to rowing and in August of that same year she won gold at the World Championships in Dorney Lake in Eton as part of the mixed coxed fours. Vicki was then selected to row for Great Britain at the Paralympic Games in Beijing and won bronze, again with the mixed coxed fours. Vicki regained her world title in Great Britain’s mixed coxed fours in 2009 in Poznan, Poland. She lives in Berkshire. Vicki undertakes school visits giving inspirational talks about her life story through the athletesDirect scheme