Amazing Womens Awards – The Winners
This month, we’re throwing our biggest celebration yet, the No.1 Amazing Women Awards. Over the past few months, our ambassadors trawled through every single incredible nomination and now it’s finally time to reveal the winners.
as it can bring people together.
I remember my first time going to a GB deaf swimming training camp and meeting the rest of the GB deaf swimming team and feeling almost a wave of relief that there were so many different people in the same boat.
Last year, I became a double gold medallist at the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun Turkey.
I am also the current holder of 10 Deaf World Records, I was named as Scottish Women in Sport Sportswoman of the Year in 2015, and I’ve broken 31 world records since my time in deaf swimming – amongst other achievements. But I’m always looking to improve! It’s hard for not only a deaf swimmer but a deaf athlete – we receive absolutely no funding at all from any governing body.
Being recognised at these kinds of events always comes as a shock.
I hope I can inspire others and let them know that they should be recognised too. Women can do anything a man can do – in fact sometimes they can do it better. It doesn’t matter if it’s sport or business, something in the music industry, literally anything. Whether you have a disability or not, you can do anything you set your mind to. It happened to me and it can happen to you.