Local Paralympian Stephanie Millward

Uploaded on 09.12.16 at 11.12am

Corsham's Paralympian local hero Stephanie Millward is a well known figure locally, having gone to Primary School in Box and then on to Corsham School, training for a long time at what is now the Springfield Campus. She was born in 1981 and when she was 15 she broke the British Record for the 100m Backstroke and had hoped to qualify for the Summer Olympics in 2000, before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when she was 17. She swam in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing entering 4 events and coming 4th, 5th 6th and 13th. In the 2012 London Games she won 5 medals, but waited until the 2016 Games in Rio to win her first, and then second, Gold. In this interview for Corsham TV she tells her story.

Local Paralympian Stephanie Millward

Corsham's Paralympian local hero Stephanie Millward is a well known figure locally, having gone to Primary School in Box and then on to Corsham School, training for a long time at what is now the Springfield Campus. She was born in 1981 and when she was 15 she broke the British Record for the 100m Backstroke and had hoped to qualify for the Summer Olympics in 2000, before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when she was 17. She swam in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing entering 4 events and coming 4th, 5th 6th and 13th. In the 2012 London Games she won 5 medals, but waited until the 2016 Games in Rio to win her first, and then second, Gold. In this interview for Corsham TV she tells her story.  Watch video >>

The story of Stephanie Millward's 5 Medals from Rio

2 Golds, 1 Silver and 2 Bronzes! In our second video with local Paralympian hero, Stephanie Millward, she tells the story of each of the medals she won in the Rio Games in 2016 and thanks everyone in the Corsham area for their support.  Watch video >>