Dan Greaves (athlete)

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Dan Greaves
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Medal record
Men's athletics
Paralympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens F44/46 discus throw
Silver 2000 Sydney F44/46 discus throw
Bronze 2008 Beijing F44 discus throw
Silver 2012 London F44 discus throw

Daniel Greaves (born 4 October 1982) is a British athlete who specialises in the discus throw.

Biography[edit]

Greaves was born in Anstey, Leicestershire in 1982.[1]

Greaves won the gold medal in the F44/46 category discus throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, establishing a new world record with a throw of 55.12m.[2] He had previously won silver at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney.[3]

Despite being born with a deformity of the feet, Greaves was selected to join the British able-bodied team in a competition against the United States in 2001.[3]

Greaves competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing,[4] winning a bronze medal in the F44 discus throw.

He broke the world record again at the pre-IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand in January 2011, throwing 59.98m on his fourth throw.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British team for Athens 2004", paralympics.org.uk, retrieved 2011-03-05
  2. ^ "Greaves takes discus crown", BBC, 20 September 2004
  3. ^ a b "Unique double for Daniel Greaves", uksport.gov.uk, 17 August 2008
  4. ^ "ParalympicsGB receive athletics nominations for the Beijing 2008 Paralympics", British Paralympics Association, June 2008
  5. ^ "'Discus' Dan is a World Record Man", Anstey Clarion, February 2011, p. 1
  6. ^ "IPC WORLDS: Greaves justifies his pre-event billing to take discus gold in New Zealand", morethangames.co.uk, 26 January 2011, retrieved 2011-03-05