Aileen Neilson wins Paralympic bronze

Medal marvel...Aileen Neilson with pupils at Bent Primary (Pic by Lindsay Addison)
Medal marvel...Aileen Neilson with pupils at Bent Primary (Pic by Lindsay Addison)
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TEACHER Aileen Neilson proved she was near the top of the class at wheelchair curling – by skipping Great Britain to a Paralympic bronze medal in Sochi.

Aileen (42) – who taught at Lesmahagow’s Bent Primary School for 16 years – took three years out from the job to train full-time for her Russian adventure which took place earlier this month.

“This is by far the biggest thing I have ever achieved in wheelchair curling,” said Aileen, the only female skip in all the competing nations.

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