Aylesbury’s history-maker Pam calls it a day

Pam Relph
Pam Relph

Aylesbury’s double Paralympic rowing champion Pamela Relph has announced her retirement.

The 27-year-old, who was born and raised in Aylesbury, created history at last year’s Paralympics in Rio by becoming the first rower to win two gold medals when she guided the mixed coxed four to glory.

She was also part of the same boat which delivered gold at Eton Dorney in London four years earlier.

On her retirement, which was confirmed last week, she said: “I’ll miss being part of the best rowing team in the world but am excited about life after sport. I have had the pleasure of rowing with some amazing athletes during my rowing career and I feel so proud to have been able to represent my country for the past six years.”

As well as her Paralympic golds, Relph has also won four world titles since starting her international career in 2011. She says she is hoping to run the London Marathon in April.