On Friday 9th July we were delighted to welcome Naomi Riches MBE to our virtual Meet the Paralympian event, with schools and children sessions and a Q&A session for adults. BSL interpreters Helen Watson and Marie Biswell were in attendence.

Paralympic adaptive rower, Naomi, competed for over 10 years as part of the British mixed coxed four team winning a bronze at the Beijing 2008 Games, gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and 6 World Championship titles. You can read more about Naomi here.

In the words of her coach Naomi was,

key in the development of Para-Rowing over those 10 years

London 2012 Games gold winning mixed cox rowing team

Naomi (2nd from the left) with the ParalympicsGB adaptive rowing team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Image ©Getty Images

Q&A with Naomi Riches

Watch our Ask the athlete video with Naomi Riches and find out about her life as a Paralympic rower and experience of winning gold at the London 2012 Games.


We have a wealth of learning resources and activities that you can explore with children of all ages here

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