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male Para rower Andrew Houghton

Andrew Houghton

Rowing

Andrew Houghton returned to rowing in 2017 after four years away from the international scene. Quick success did not follow, as he reached the 2018 World Championship final in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, but finished sixth.

The competition in the PR1 men's single sculls remains stiff with the likes of Erik Horrie and Roman Polianksi in the mix. But Houghton is one who could surprise at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

At the 2017 edition, Houghton barely missed the podium with fourth in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA, but had consistently made podium appearances since. In his first full season, Houghton finished second and third respectively at the 2018 World Cups in Belgrade, Serbia, and Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.

Houghton discovered Para rowing after attending a Paralympic talent day in London and joined Great Britain’s team in 2009.