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)

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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