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.

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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.

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