Multiple gold medal winning Paralympian in equestrian sports.
Sophie Christiansen was born in Ascot and educated at Charters School in Sunningdale. Aged six, she took up horse riding as a form of physical therapy, having been born with cerebral palsy.
Christiansen is one of Britain’s most inspirational and successful disabled athletes, having won medals at three consecutive Paralympic Games. Following a bronze in 2004, where at 16 she was Britain’s youngest competitor, she won two golds and a bronze in 2008, and three golds in the 2012 London games. She had a postbox in Sunningdale painted gold in her honour. She has also won gold medals at World and European Championships.
Christiansen was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to disabled sport, and received an OBE in 2013.
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