NICOL Gemma < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Scotland   
Gender Women
Born 27 Jul 1986 in Dunfermline, SCO
Height1.72 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Dunfermline, SCO
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started running at age nine.
Why this sport? At age 12 she sat down with her coach and stated her ambitions for the future. "I told him I wanted to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, and the Olympics in Beijing, China."
Club / Team Dunfermline and West Fife: Scotland
Name of coach Piotr Haczek
General Interest
Injuries She broke her foot at the beginning of 2001. (cgcs.org.uk, 19 Jul 2002)

Her training was hampered in 2010 after she strained her hamstring. (scotsman.com, 31 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours She became the youngest athlete to represent Scotland in athletics at a Commonwealth Games when she was selected for Manchester 2002 at the age of 15. (scottishathletics.org.uk, 29 May 2010)
Famous relatives Her mother Wendy also runs, and in 2007 the two of them became the first mother / daughter pair to make the final of the New Year Sprint. (scottishathletics.org.uk, 29 May 2010)

Her grandfather, John Sharp, is a former British professional sprint champion. (Sunday Herald, 11 Jul 2004)