Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid

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Gordon started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after contracting transverse myelitis shortly before his 13th birthday and in 2006 he reached the shortlist for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after winning both the junior singles and the men’s second draw singles at the British Open.

He made his Paralympic Games debut in Beijing in 2008 and in Rio in 2016 made history, becoming ParalympicsGB’s first every men’s singles gold medallist after beating Alfie Hewett in the all-British final. He also partnered Hewett to win the men’s doubles gold medal.

Gordon enjoyed a magnificent 2016 and aside from his Paralympic success in Rio he won his first Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, also becoming the first Brit to earn the year-end world No.1 men’s singles ranking and the title of ITF World Champion. He has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, 10 of them partnering Hewett.

Major Results

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s Doubles (with Alfie Hewett): Silver
  • Men’s singles: Bronze

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s singles: Gold
  • Men’s doubles (with Alfie Hewett): Silver

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