When Vicky Wright stepped away from the surgical ward to pursue her Olympic dream last summer, she didn’t expect to be back in the full throes of the NHS frontline so soon. 

But when she heard news of the escalating coronavirus crisis, there was no hesitation in the choice she made.

Less than a fortnight ago, Wright was a full-time athlete preparing to compete at the Women’s World Curling Championships in Canada, hoping to edge one step closer to qualifying for her first Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022. 

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