In the Spotlight: Naomi RichesSubscribe
Gagandeep Bedi 12 July 2012
As the countdown to London 2012 continues, UK Sport’s In the Spotlight will focus on a different Olympic or Paralympic athlete each week. This week, Adaptive Rower, Naomi Riches.
|National governing body||British Rowing|
|National Lottery funded since||2006|
|Funding Award for Adaptive Rowing
2004 Gold, LTA4+, World Rowing Championships
2005 Gold, LTA4+, World Rowing Championships
2006 Gold, LTA4+, World Rowing Championships
2007 Silver, LTA4+, World Rowing Championships
2008 Bronze, LTA4+, Beijing Paralympics
2009 Gold, LTA4+, World Rowing Championships
2011 Gold, LTA4+, World Rowing Championships
2011 Gold, LTA4+, Munich World Cup
Naomi started as a keen swimmer, becoming the National Disabled Swimming Champion at the age of 12 and going on to win podium medals at four successive London Youth Games.
Riches then switched to Adaptive Rowing after attending an ARA Adaptive Rowing Awareness Day in 2004, her first championship and gold medal followed four months later in the Legs Trunks and Arms adaptive mixed coxed four (LTA4+) at the World Championships in Spain.
Since then Naomi has gone from strength to strength, winning eight medals, including five gold’s, en-route to her appearance at the London 2012 Paralympics.
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In the News
‘Riches going for gold after Beijing bronze’