Emma Wiggs MBE is a Paralympic gold medal winner and six-time World Champion paracanoeist in the women’s 200m KL2 class. Her sporting career has seen her switch from sitting volleyball to paracanoeing after the London 2012 Olympics.
Since a mystery virus impaired her mobility in her legs, Emma has fought her way to the top, dedicating herself to the mastery of, not just one, but two sports. After being discovered at a Team GB talent day in 2010, Emma competed in sitting volleyball at London 2012 before choosing to challenge herself by switching to the high-speed sport of paracanoe, where she continues to dominate on the world stage.
Now a trailblazer for the sport in the UK and the paracanoe community around the world, Emma’s achievements were recognised in the 2017 Queen’s New Year Honours list, where she was awarded an MBE for her services to canoeing.