Dave Henson

David Henson is one of the newest faces within the British ranks but is quickly becoming a leading force in his events. Henson, who was injured in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving for the Royal Engineers became one of the leading lights in the Invictus Games in 2014 in London and this year in Orlando.

Last year proved to be a breakthrough as Henson joined his mentor Richard Whitehead at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha finishing an impressive seventh in the final. The sprinter has since gone from strength-to-strength lowering his personal best to 24.71, which will put him in real medal contention this year. He added his first major medal at the Europeans earlier this summer, collecting silver behind Whitehead over 200m.

Off the track Henson has a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a masters in Biomedical Engineering.

Major results

2016 IPC Athletics European Championships, Grosseto, Italy
T42 200m
Silver

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