Birth Date:  04 Jun 1988
Place of Birth:  HIGH WYCOMBE
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Sport Class

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's T54 1500m 6
Women's T54 Marathon 6

Nicole EMERSON - Schedule

Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 20:05
Gold Medal Event Women's T54 1500m Final
Sun, 15 Apr 6:10
Gold Medal Event Women's T54 Marathon Final

Biographical Information

Nickname: Nikki (Athlete, Jan 2018)

"Travelling, watching live sport (Wasps rugby fan and season ticket holder, and a Liverpool Football Club fan), discovering great restaurants, going to the theatre/ballet, scuba diving and skiing." (Athlete, Jan 2018)

Occupation: Business development manager for English Premier League (Athlete, Jan 2018)
Education: Neurological science and psychology at Oxford University, England
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian

PERSONAL: Dr Ian THOMPSON (GBR) (, Nov 2017)

Sporting relatives

Sister competed in equestrian. (, 10 Oct 2011)

Other sports

Competed in Para triathlon at national level. (, 10 Oct 2011)

Reason: Became interested in 2009 after meeting Baroness Tanni GREY-THOMPSON and finding she had a talent for the sport. (, Jan 2018)
Ambition: Achieve personal bests in 1500m and marathon at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, Jan 2018)
Memorable: â€œRacing my first London Marathon (2009), nine months after breaking my back in a car accident. I owe a lot to marathons for giving me the motivation to get out of hospital and back to fitness.â€? (Athlete, Jan 2018)
Influence: â€œMy coaches, Ian THOMPSON (ENG) and Baroness Tanni GREY-THOMPSON (WAL). My dad, who was a great athlete in his youth and is still an avid cyclist. And my boyfriend. It's thanks to his support that I'm competing at the Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, Jan 2018)
Additional information

Broke spine in car crash in 2008. (, 10 Oct 2011)

Volunteer coach for disability branch of Vale of Aylesbury athletics club. (, 10 Oct 2011)

Speaks four languages. "I learnt basic French and German at school, then started racing a lot in Switzerland and felt rude not being able to speak to people in their own languages, so I did an MSc in international relations, with French and German. It was very helpful for previous jobs when I worked in Germany and French-speaking areas of Africa, too." (Athlete, Jan 2018)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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