Prior to his sporting career, Nick was a Captain in the Royal Engineers of the British Army. In 2009, while in Afghanistan, he stood on an explosive device and lost both of his legs.
Nick competed in rowing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, coming 4th in the TAMix2x class before he transitioned to British Canoeing in 2014.
He competed at the 2016 World Championships in Duisberg, Germany, coming 3rd in the K1 200m KL2 to qualify a quota place for Great Britain at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, where para-canoe will makes its debut.
Nick won both his KL2 races at the British Canoeing Paralympic selection trials to secure his own nomination for Paralympics GB.
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