Hugh Nibloe in action at PyeongChang 2018

Hugh Nibloe

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Hugh Nibloe began wheelchair curling in October 2012. Previously a keen rugby player, having represented Stranraer Academy as a youngster and Wigtownshire RFC before joining the merchant navy, Hugh was no longer able to play rugby after he was diagnosed with MS.

Hugh played in his first Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championships in March 2013 and was part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme at Sochi 2014 – watching on as his future teammates won bronze.

He made his major debut for Scotland at the 2015 Wheelchair Curling World Championships in Lohja, Finland, helping them to an eighth-place finish.

Success on the world stage soon followed, with silver at the 2016 World B Championships followed by bronze at the 2017 World A Championships, which also doubled up as the test event for PyeongChang 2018, where Hugh made his Paralympic debut.

The following year in 2019 Hugh was part of Scotland’s silver medal-winning team on home ice at the World Championships in Stirling, Scotland. In 2021 Hugh was skip for the team that reached the quarter finals at the World Championships in Beijing, China – in the same venue that hosted the Paralympic Winter Games in 2022.

At Beijing 2022 he was skip as the Wheelchair Curlers had some notable victories including a 10-6 success against the USA who finished fifth in the competition but ultimately were knocked out at the round robin stage.

Major results

Bronze - 2017 World Championships, PyeongChang South Korea

Silver - 2019 World Championships, Stirling, Scotland

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