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MALONE Angie
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age53
Place of BirthGlasgow, SCO
Height1.51 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner John Crossan, daughters Ashley and Lara
Residence
Glasgow, SCO
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration - Ayr College: Scotland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2003 at age 37, at the Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club in Glasgow, Scotland.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to curling by a friend. "I loved that it was a team game, and the accuracy and precision of the shots played. It's a game of chess on ice."
Club / Team
Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club: Glasgow, SCO
Name of coach
Sheila Swan [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Alternate
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Scotland
Opponent
Norway
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Sursee, SUI
General Interest
Nicknames
Molly, Angelina Ballerina (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Kayaking, sailing, musical theatre. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2005 World Championships in Braehead, Scotland. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather Tommy Nearly. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
British curler Rhona Howie. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be determined, stay strong." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was honoured as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] for her services to wheelchair curling. (britishcurling.com, 10 Jan 2018; heraldscotland.com, 13 Nov 2017)

In 2015 she received the Athletes in Excellence Award from The Foundation for Global Sports Development, in recognition of her community service efforts and work with youth. (scottishcurling.org, 05 Nov 2015)
Famous relatives
Her great-uncle Hamish Nicol was an actor in the 1945 British film 'Journey Together'. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and to work abroad for a year. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018; britishcurling.com, 2017)
Impairment
A car accident in 1981 resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Other information
CANCER BATTLE
In 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After six months of operations and treatments, she returned to sport. "At the time I was in total shock but the support I received from my coach, it gave me the courage, it gave me the determination. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2013; ipadio.com, 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 Team  
7 2010 Team  
3 2014 Team  
7 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003/2004 Team  
1 2004/2005 Team  
3 2006/2007 Team  
2 2010/2011 Team  
8 2011/2012 Team  
6 2012/2013 Team  
8 2014/2015 Team  
3 2016/2017 Team