Victoria Widdup

Victoria Widdup

Key Achievements

  • 2016Pajulahiti Games, Sitting Volleyball - GB, 6th

  • 2016National Championships, Grand Prix - Sitting Volleyball - East London Lynx, 1st

  • 2016Sitting Volleyball Cup, Cup - East London Lynx, 1st

  • 2016Medway Games, Sitting Volleyball - GB, 3rd

  • 2016Siemens Cup, Hamburg, Sitting Volleyball - East London Lynx, 4th

  • 2016Germany Comp, Sitting Volleyball - GB, 7th

  • 2016Copenhagen Sit Cup , Sitting Volleyball - East London Lynx , 2nd

  • 2015Stoke Mandeville International , Sitting Volleyball, 3rd

  • 2015Copenhagen Cup, Sitting Volleyball, 2nd

  • 2012Paralympics, Sitting Volleyball, 8

  • 2014World Championship, Sitting Volleyball, 11th

  • 2014National Granprix, Sitting Volleyball, 2nd

  • 2014Pajulahti Games, Sitting Volleyball, 3rd

Interview

How did you first get involved in your sport?

Following my accident I wanted to get back involved in a sport that I could still play competitively, and a friend introduced me Volleyball for fun and it quickly became apparent that I would not be able to play due to my disability. They recommend Sitting volleyball and I have never looked back.

What does a typical week look like for you?

One Club training session and two - three weights/cardio sessions, two to three core sessions. We also have National league games or GB training for one full day at the weekend twice a month. I also work 4 days a week for the NHS and run my own private Practice one day a week.

What motivates you to continue in your sport?

I love the thrill of the game and it's a sport you can grow into, and always improve your skills technically.

Who is your sporting hero and why?

I feel like this changes every year, depending on what sports I am watching. However I think anyone who gets out there and plays or exercises on a dark week day night is a sporting hero.

What do you do in your free time?

Read, socialise with friends and family, go for walks.

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