Anne Dickens

Date of birth:
20 Febrer 1967
Anne Dickens (GBR)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Mountain biking, photography, travel. (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 01 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
British rower Helen Glover. (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 01 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (annedickins24.blogspot.co.uk, 13 Jun 2016)
Impairment
She was formerly an endurance mountain biker until a back injury in 2011 left her with a permanently weak right leg and unable to ride her bike. (annedickins24.blogspot.co.uk, 13 Jun 2016; britishcanoeing.org.uk, 01 Jan 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling in 2012.
Why this sport?
She volunteered at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and was invited to try out for the British para-canoe squad. She accepted the offer despite suffering from seasickness at first. "Working at London 2012 and seeing incredible examples of human resilience inspired me. So I decided, following a suggestion from a fellow Gamesmaker, that I was going to learn how to paddle a boat and aim for Rio."
Club / Team
Wey Kayak Club: England
Name of coach
John Griffiths [national]

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 February 1967
Height
172 cm
Weight
69 kg
Family
Two children
Residence
England
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Languages
English