Kylie Grimes MBE is the first ever female Paralympic Wheelchair rugby Gold Medallist.
Kylie Grimes MBE is a triple Paralympian of the London, Rio and Tokyo games. While she competed in Athletics in Rio, her passion for team sports has seen her return to her first love of wheelchair rugby.
She switched to Athletics after London 2012 and competed in the World Championships in Doha in 2015; the Rio Paralympics in Rio, where she finished fourth; and the London World Championships in 2017 where she came fifth.
Returning to her team in 2018, she and the British Wheelchair Rugby Team won gold in Denmark to become the European Champions and qualify for Tokyo 2020.
The team made history this year by being the first European team to ever win a Paralympic medal in wheelchair rugby and Kylie made history by becoming the first female to ever win Gold in wheelchair rugby.
Kylie’s dream of becoming a Paralympic champion finally came true in August 2021 after thirteen years of being an elite athlete.