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Curling runs in the family for Aileen. Her grandfather and uncle both represented Scotland and she first tried the sport when she was 15 although it was not until 2005 that she started playing competitively.
A year later she joined the Scottish/GB performance programme and made her Paralympic debut at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, becoming the first woman to skip a wheelchair curling team in either the Paralympics or World Championships.
The team were to miss out on a medal at those Games but four years later in Sochi they did not leave empty handed after beating China to win bronze.
A multiple world Championship medallist, including the bronze that Scotland won at the 2017 World Championships in PyeongChang.
Aileen was the skip for ParalympicsGB at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games but the team were unable to progress beyond the round-robin matches.
Aileen is currently a full-time athlete, in a career-break from her usual role as a primary school teacher.
2014 Sochi Paralympic Games
2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games
2017 World Championships, PyeongChang, South Korea
2011 World Championships, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 World Championships, Solleftea, Norway
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