Paralympian first woman to row the Thames

Naomi during her challenge Credit: ITV News

Paralympic gold medalist Naomi Riches has become the first woman to row the length of the Thames.

Completing the journey from Lechlade to Gravesend on Monday, Naomi, who won gold at 2012, has now won a place in the record books.

She met the target that she set herself to complete the 170 mile journey in less than 48 hours - with six seconds to spare.

The Great Thames Row 2016 was a personal challenge for the Paralympian. It was also an opportunity to raise the profile of the charity In Vision which funds research into the condition nystagmus, one of the sight problems Naomi was diagnosed with as a child.