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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 (31 years old)
Club: City of Swansea RC / Welsh Rowing Height: 177cm Hometown: Swansea
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Benjamin is a Paralympian who won the bronze medal at the 2022 European Rowing Championships in the men's PR1 single scull (PR1 M1x).
A former cyclist and triathlete, Benjamin 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 in the PR1 men’s single sculler at the World Championships, where he finished just one second outside of the medals in fourth.
In 2001, he won the silver medal at the European Championships and came fifth at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. He took the bronze medal at the 2022 European Rowing Championships.
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.