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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
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Rower // Para-Rowing Squad Date of Birth: 15th Mar 1992 (29 years old)
Club: City of Swansea Rowing / Welsh Rowing Height: 177cm Hometown: Swansea
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After only taking up rowing in late 2016, Benjamin Pritchard has had a phenomenal rise to the international stage.
A former cyclist and triathlete, Pritchard became paralysed from the waist down after a cycling crash in September 2016. He first took up indoor rowing during his rehab at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was quickly spotted by British Rowing staff, joining the para development squad in 2017.
Pritchard made his international debut for the GB Rowing Team in 2019, claiming two bronze medals at the Gavirate International Regatta, before winning bronze at World Cup II in Poznan on his World Cup debut.
He was then selected to represent Great Britain as the PR1 men’s single sculler at the 2019 World Championships where he finished just one second outside of the medals in fourth.
Benjamin works full time for Jelf Insurance in Swansea. When he’s not rowing or working he loves to spend time with his miniature wire haired dachshund Winston.