Nikki Ayers made her Australian Rowing Team debut in 2018. The Canberra-local was selected to compete in the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four at the 2018 World Rowing Championships.
Nikki had been an active rugby union player until she dislocated her knee and permanently damaged her peroneal nerve and popliteal artery. As a result, she developed a drop foot and endured 16 surgeries to remove the dead muscle and undergo a knee reconstruction to repair three ligaments.
Nikki got into Para-rowing after attending one of Rowing Australia’s #Train4Tokyo Talent ID days at the Australian Institute of Sport. She says “I gave it a go and have loved it ever since!”
At her Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Nikki competed alongside Alexandra Viney, Thomas Birtwistle, James Talbot, and Renae Domaschenz in the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four to finish in fourth place with a time of 7:34.73.
Nikki has a postgraduate diploma in …Read More