Hugh Nibloe in action at PyeongChang 2018

Hugh Nibloe

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Stranraer

  • Date of Birth

    09/01/1982

  • Classification

    n/a

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Bio

Hugh Nibloe turned to wheelchair curling in October 2012. Previously a keen rugby player, having represented Stranraer Academy as a youngster and Wigtownshire RFC before joining the merchant navy, Hugh was no longer able to play rugby after he was diagnosed with MS.

Hugh played in his first Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championships in March 2013 and was part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme at Sochi 2014 – watching on as his future teammates won bronze.

He made his major debut for Scotland at the 2015 Wheelchair Curling World Championships in Lohja, Finland, helping them to an eighth-place finish.

Medals have also arrived in the years since, with silver at the 2016 World B Championships followed by bronze the 2017 World A Championships, which also doubled up as the test event for PyeongChang 2018.

Hugh made his Paralympic debut at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games but the ParalympicsGB team were unable to progress to the playoffs.

Major results

2017 World Championships, PyeongChang South Korea

  • Bronze

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