David Brown19 October 1992 Kansas City, USA
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 - Gold: 100m T11
- Doha 2015 World Championships - Gold: 100m T11
- 2015 Parapan American Games - Gold: 100m and 200m T11
- Lyon 2013 World Championships - Silver: 4 x 100m Relay T11-13, 400m T11
In the 100m, Brown clocked 10.99 seconds to smash the Paralympic record and win his first Paralympic title ahead of Brazil’s Felipe Gomes.
Brown originally showed he had the potential to become a Paralympic champion in 2014, setting new world records in the 100m and 200m T11 events.
Coached by Brazilian middle distance legend Joaquim Cruz, Brown became the first man in his class to go under 11 seconds when he ran 10.92 seconds at a meeting that April 2014 in California, USA. On the same day he also smashed the 200m record, finishing in 22.41.
That impressive form continued in 2015 as he won double gold at the Parapan Games in August, beating the likes of Brazil’s Lucas Prado and Felipe Gomes to gold in both the 100m and 200m T11.
The American then headed to the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, as the favourite for sprint gold once again – and sure enough he opened his campaign with gold over 100m. Victory in the 200m did not go his way as Gomes took the top spot, with Namibia’s Ananias Shikongo claiming silver and another Brazilian, Daniel Silva, finishing third – leaving the American out of the medals.
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