Having represented Great Britain in two different sports, Victoria wants to continue to pursue her love for fitness and wellbeing by supporting people along their journeys to reach their potential
Victoria is a former GB Cyclist, and a current GB Bobsleigh & Under Armour Athlete. Overcoming adversity & defying the odds are at the heart of her sporting journey.
Victoria’s cycling career began in 2009 when she was a successful applicant of UK Sports Talent ID Programme, Girls 4 Gold. By 2010 she was competing and achieving medals for Great Britain on the National, European and World stage. Her progression rapidly continued as she entered the senior ranks, and at just 19 years of age, she won a medal at the World Championships; the first of a haul of World Cup medals that came the following season.
However, In January 2016, just 6 months before the Rio Olympics, she suffered a life threatening accident. Breaking her neck back and pelvis she was left just 2mm from being paralysed. After a lumbar & pelvis fusion, and 5 weeks laid flat in a hospital bed, she had to relearn to walk and rebuild herself. Scroll down to read more about her injury and journey back to fitness…..
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I wanted to be confident the course provider I chose was going to give me the best knowledge base for my coaching career. Future Fit are the UK’s number 1 fitness training course provider, and their course makes it easy for me to fit into my lifestyle as an Athlete. I also know some great coaches in the industry that have used Future Fit. So in short- it was a perfect fit!Victoria Williamson
Eighteen months later, the road to recovery finally began as Vic spent 10 months at the British Olympic Associations Rehab Unit. At the start of 2018 she successfully joined back with the GB Cycling Team, and made her return to World Cup & World Championships by 2019. Exactly 3 years to the day of the accident.
Unfortunately Tokyo 2020 was too close, so in November 2019 she switched over to the ice joining the GB Bobsleigh team. 5 years to the day of the accident she then made the start-line for her first World Cup.
Returning from an horrific injury to represent GB in 2 different sports, proves she is nothing short of relentless in the pursuit of her goals, and hopes to continue to inspire with her journey of resilience and dedication. As her career comes to a close, she aims to continue to pursue her love for fitness and wellbeing by supporting people along their journeys to reach their potential.
Get to know Vic better with these Q&As, from what Olympians love to eat to why she chose to study with Future Fit Training – we’ve covered all the bases!
I’ve always had a passion for sport the human body, health and fitness.
Having been fortunate enough to pursue a professional career in sport for over a decade, fitness to me has been life changing. It has allowed me to travel the world competing whilst chasing my goals, as well as meeting and connecting with some of the most incredible people along the way. I could talk forever about this, but fitness really is one of the core areas of my life, and I’m confident it will continue to bring me gratitude and happiness for years to come.
I wanted to be confident the course provider I chose was going to give me the best knowledge base for my coaching career. Future Fit are the UK’s number 1 fitness training course provider, and their course makes it easy for me to fit into my lifestyle as an Athlete. I also know some great coaches in the industry that have used Future Fit. So in short- it was a perfect fit!
Has to be a strength workout – there is no better feeling than lifting weights!
I was slightly nervous to get things started, as I felt pressure due to my background in sport. However, once I started I felt super comfortable and my confidence grew.
Favourite meal of the day has to breakfast! I cannot go without it and feel like it always sets me up for the day.
Edna Mode from The Incredibles because she gets stuff done and is a female boss.
It would be to travel back in time and relive happy moments so I could really cherish them, and be grateful.
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