Rower - Para-Rowing Squad
Date of Birth: 4th Jun 1981 (41 years old)
Club: Maidenhead Rowing Club
Andy Houghton returned to the GB Rowing Team in 2017 to take on the challenge of racing the PR1 single sculls in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In a strong start to his Paralympic campaign, Houghton placed a creditable fourth at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota.
He took up rowing after attending a Paralympic talent day in Mile End, London, and became a member of the GB Rowing Team para squad in 2009.
Houghton earned his first GB vest at the 2009 Varese International Regatta, winning a silver medal in the men’s AS single scull behind fellow GB rower and Paralympic Champion Tom Aggar. He followed this with a silver medal at the Munich World Cup.
Houghton continued to win medals at World Cup regattas in 2012 and 2013, before taking a break from international rowing.
Having returned in 2017, Houghton rowed to an impressive fourth place at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton over the new distance of 2,000m.
|World Rowing Championships|
|World Rowing Cup Regattas|
A keen sportsman from a young age, Houghton played at Hungerford Rugby Club for a number of years as well as racing Motocross.