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Dan Greaves

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Family
Wife Amanda, son Henry James [2017]
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Languages
English
Higher education
Sports Science - Loughborough University: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 1996 at age 14 in Loughborough, England.
Why this sport?
He showed potential at a young age, so he decided to pursue the sport at an elite level.
Club / Team
Charnwood Athletic Club: Loughborough, ENG
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; John Godina [personal], USA, from 2015

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Discus Dan (bbc.co.uk, 01 Jan 2015)
Hobbies
Photography, supporting English football team Aston Villa. (paralympic.org, 12 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
German discus thrower Lars Riedel. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Injuries
A minor chest injury prevented him from competing at the 2015 Anniversary Games in London, England. (Facebook page, 18 Jun 2018)

He suffered a hernia a month before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (thisisleicestershire.co.uk, 15 Jun 2013)

He had a knee arthroscopy before the 2006 World Championships, and was only able to start training again two weeks before the event. Despite this he retained his title. (paralympics.org.uk, 21 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Quitters never win and winners never quit." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
Along with javelin thrower Hollie Arnold, he served as joint-captain of the Great Britain Para athletics team at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (athleticsweekly.com, 26 Jun 2017)

In 2017 he was inducted into Loughborough University's sporting Hall of Fame. (loughboroughecho.net, 03 Jul 2017)

He was named the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year by the Leicester Mercury newspaper in England. (thisisleicestershire.co.uk, 15 Jun 2013)
Other sports
He was a junior international for Great Britain in able-bodied athletics. (independent.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His uncle was a mechanic for Scottish Formula One driver Jackie Stewart. (paralympics.org.uk, 21 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He has congenital talipes equinovarus, more commonly known as clubbed foot. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44/46 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-16 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-16 4