Daniel Brown

Daniel made his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016.

He was a keen footballer as a teenager and was playing for a team in Wokingham when his career was ended by injuries sustained in a car accident.

That started his search for a sport that was not load bearing on his ankle and that made allowances for severed nerves in his left wrist and fingers – a search that eventually led him to rowing.

Daniel started rowing in 2010 at Reading Rowing Club. In 2012 he moved to Upper Thames Rowing Club and raced domestically for the club until he joined the GB Rowing Team Para-Rowing squad in September 2013.

Daniel made his international debut alongside at the 2014 World Championships in Amsterdam.

It proved to be a successful start as he helped GB secure an impressive clear-water victory, turning on the power to finish five seconds ahead of the United States.

The 2015 season saw the LTA mixed coxed four of Daniel, Grace Clough, Pamela Relph, James Fox and cox Oliver James once again prove they are the boat to beat.

During an outstanding World Cup in Varese, the four set world-best times on consecutive days as they won gold in emphatic style. The World Championships in Aiguebelette proved to be a much tighter affair but the GB crew dug deep to see off a strong challenge from the United States and retain their title.

At Rio 2016 the mixed coxed four delivered in the final race of the regatta, with cox Oliver James calling the tactics and Brown providing the power alongside team-mates Grace Clough, James Fox and Pam Relph to secure gold for ParalympicsGB.

Major results

2016 Rio Paralympic Games
LTA mixed coxed four (LTAMix4+)
Gold
2015 World Championships, Aiguebelette, France
LTA mixed coxed four (LTAMix4+)
Gold
2014 World Championships, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
LTA mixed coxed four (LTAMix4+)
Gold

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