Michael McCreadie

Michael McCreadie (born 16 March 1946, in Glasgow) is a Paralympian with successes in lawn bowls and wheelchair curling. He made his debut at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg as a swimmer.[1] He won two bronze medals in lawn bowls at the 1976 Summer Paralympics. He also competed in swimming and wheelchair basketball at the same Games and captained the British wheelchair basketball team at the 1980 Summer Paralympics.[1] After that he coached the British wheelchair basketball team[2] at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Paralympics.[1]

Michael McCreadie
Personal information
NationalityScottish
Born (1946-03-16) 16 March 1946 (age 75)
Glasgow, Scotland
Sport
Country Scotland
 Great Britain
SportSwimming
Lawn bowls
Wheelchair basketball
Wheelchair curling
Medal record

In 2001 he took up wheelchair curling after trying the sport at his local rink at Braehead. He was part of the Scotland rink which won a bronze at the 2002[3] and 2007 World Wheelchair Curling Championship,[1] gold at the 2004 and 2005 World Championship,[4] and was on the silver medal-winning team at the 2006 Winter Paralympics.[5] He was the skip for the British team in Wheelchair curling at the 2010 Winter Paralympics[6] and carried the British flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

His disability was caused by poliomyelitis, which he contracted in 1947.[7]

His partner is former teammate and successor as skip of the British Paralympic rink Aileen Neilson.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Little, Lyndon (16 March 2010). "Paralympic wheelchair curling: Britain's McCreadie, 64, has participated in 7 Paralympics". The StarPhoenix. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ BBC
  3. ^ McCreadie, Michael (10 March 2014). "How to get involved in wheelchair curling". Channel 4. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ "ParalympicsGB announce team to compete in wheelchair curling at 2010 Paralympic Winter Games". Sportscotland. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ Times Online
  6. ^ Sporting Life
  7. ^ British curling
  8. ^ "Athletes: Aileen Neilson". Sochi2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.

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