Friday Feature : Adele Nicoll
From a small town with a big ambition, Welshpool’s Adele Nicoll has certainly got drive. After representing Britain in the bobsleigh at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, she is now preparing to compete in shot put for Wales at the Commonwealth Games this summer.
It hasn’t been all plain sailing to get here, but Adele has showing tenacity and determination throughout.
“Qualifying meant so much to me and I had so many people doubting me. My body shape had changed after getting into bobsleigh; I’d lost a lot of weight – I’m a lot leaner and people doubted whether I could still throw. But I’d got stronger and I’d got faster so ultimately I had more power”.
“For the last two Games cycles, I have been number one in Wales and I won the trials for Glasgow and Gold Coast but I just didn’t quite make the grade. I’m so proud of myself for sticking at it. For the last eight years, I’ve had setbacks and I’ve still got back up and I’ve applied myself and I am honestly so proud”.
Find out more about Adele and her story here
For more information about the 2022 Commonwealth Games, click here