Daniel Brown MBE

Rower // Para-Rowing Squad
Date of Birth: 29th Nov 1982 (36 years old)
Club: Henley Rowing Club
Height: 195.00
Hometown: Reading

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Daniel Brown only made his GB Rowing Team para-rowing debut in 2014 but is already a Paralympic Games gold-medallist and three-time World Champion.

Daniel Brown helped the PR3 (formerly LTA) mixed coxed four to World Championship gold in 2014 and 2015, setting a world best time along the way.

He continued an impressive, unbeaten start to his international rowing career by winning a Paralympic gold in memorable fashion on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in 2016.

He returned to international competition in 2018 to win World Cup II gold in the PR3 men’s pair and a third World Championships gold in the mixed coxed four.

Daniel helped the LTA mixed coxed four successfully defend GB's Paralympic Games title at Rio 2016

On The Water

2016

Rio de Janeiro - Paralympic Champion LTA Mixed Coxed Four

2014 & 2015

World Champion LTA Mixed Coxed Four

Rio 2016 Paralympiad: 2013 – 2016

Brown was once again selected in the PR3 mixed coxed four along with Grace Clough, Pamela Relph, James Fox and cox Oliver James for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. A combination of illness and injury meant they did not make a competitive appearance until the heats of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games but they quickly found their rhythm to secure a convincing victory.

It was a similar story in the final as they took control of the race from the off and went on to win by a length to successfully defend GB’s title in magnificent style.

The 2015 season saw Brown and his crewmates once again prove that they were 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 went on to retain their title.

In 2014, Brown had made his international debut alongside the same crew mates at the 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.

Grace Clough, Pamela Relph, Daniel Brown, James Fox and cox Oliver James after winning LTA mixed coxed four World Championships gold in Amsterdam in 2014

London 2012 Paralympiad: 2009 – 2012

Brown 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.

GB Competitive Record

Paralympic Games
2016 LTAMix4+
Paralympic Games:
2016
LTAMix4+
World Rowing Championships
2018 PR3Mix4+
2015 LTAMix4+
2014 LTAMix4+
World Rowing Championships:
2018
PR3Mix4+
World Rowing Championships:
2015
LTAMix4+
World Rowing Championships:
2014
LTAMix4+
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2018 Linz PR3 M2-
2015 Varese LTAMix4+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Linz
PR3 M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
LTAMix4+

More info...

Club: Henley Rowing Club
Boat: LTA Mixed Coxed Four
Role: Rower
Coach: Nick Baker
Learnt to Row: Reading Rowing Club
Original Club(s): Reading Rowing Club
Original Coach(es): Terry O’Sullivan

Beyond the Boat

Daniel has always been a keen sportsman and played a significant amount of football and rugby until he was involved in a car accident in 2003.  Due to injuries to his ankle and severed nerves in his left arm, he was forced to look for a new sport… and landed in a rowing boat, joining the GB Rowing Team in 2014.

He is a keen cyclist and enjoys following the Tour de France.  He is currently organising a trip to Mount Ventoux, aiming to do the three road climbs up and down in 24 hours.

Daniel takes a keen interest in the natural world and would love to meet David Attenborough.  He has a passion for bees and looks forward to getting his own beehive (along with eating the honeycomb).

He is currently studying to become a heating and plumbing engineer.  He hopes to be able to find ways of improving the energy efficiency of homes, making them more environmentally friendly.  Recently, he has undertaken a challenge to reduce his plastic consumption, and now aims to encourage others to do the same.

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address Hometown
Reading Oxfordshire Reading
Place of Birth:
Reading
Current Address:
Oxfordshire
Hometown:
Reading
Date of Birth Weight Height
29th November 1982 85kg 195cm
Date of Birth:
29th November 1982
Weight:
85kg
Height:
195cm
Education
Little Heath School, Tilehurst
Education:
Little Heath School, Tilehurst