Pamela Relph MBE
Double Paralympic rowing gold medallist
Pamela Relph MBE is a British paralympic rower who won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. At 16 Pam joined the British Army and secured a scholarship to attend the University of Birmingham, attaining her undergraduate degree in physics whilst continuing with her military training under the Royal Engineer Regiment. It was during this time her pre-existing arthritis worsened and she was discharged from the army career she had worked towards for more than four years.
The GB Paralympic Rowing Team heard about Pam from Monica, Pam’s older sister who represented Great Britain as an able-bodied rower. Within nine months of taking up the sport Pam became 2011 World Champion in the Legs, Trunk and Arms Mixed Coxed Four (LTA4+). The following year Pam went on to win Gold at London 2012. Pam has won 15 consecutive international races and is now preparing for Rio 2016.