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Daniel Brown MBE

Rower // Para-Rowing Squad
Date of Birth: 29th Nov 1982 (40 years old)
Club: Upper Thames 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 double World Champion.

Daniel Brown helped the PR3 (formerly LTA) mixed coxed four to World Championship gold in both 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.

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

On The Water


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:
World Rowing Championships
2018 PR3Mix4+
2015 LTAMix4+
2014 LTAMix4+
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2015 Varese LTAMix4+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese

More info...

Club: Upper Thames Rowing Club
Boat: LTA Mixed Coxed Four
Role: Rower
Coaches: Tom Dyson
Learnt to Row: Reading Rowing Club
Original Club(s): Reading Rowing Club
Original Coach(es): Terry OSullivan, Justin Sutherland

Beyond the Boat

A keen footballer as a teenager, Brown was playing for a team in Wokingham when his career was cut short by injuries sustained in a car accident.

This accident started his search for a sport that didn’t impact on his ankle and that made allowances for severed nerves in his left wrist and fingers – a search that eventually led him to rowing.

Outside of the boat, he is a keen cyclist and an enthusiastic parent to his daughter, Paige.

He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

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