benjamin pritchard

Benjamin Pritchard

Rower - Para-Rowing Squad
Club: City of Swansea RC / Welsh Rowing
Height: 177cm
Hometown: Mumbles, Swansea

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Intro

A former cyclist and triathlete, Benjamin became paralysed from the waist down after a cycling crash in September 2016

A former cyclist and triathlete, Benjamin became paralysed from the waist down after a cycling crash in September 2016. He first took up indoor rowing during his rehab at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was quickly spotted by British Rowing staff, joining the para development squad in 2017.

Benjamin discovered a natural talent and love for the sport, making his GB Rowing Team International debut in the PR1 men’s single sculls at the 2019 World Championships. He came fifth at the delayed Tokyo Paralympic Games, setting a Paralympic record in the process. Since then, Benjamin has achieved two World Championship podiums and has qualified the PR1 Men’s single for Paris where he is aiming to improve on his Tokyo performance.

Outside of rowing, Benjamin is gaining work experience in two areas he is passionate about – coffee and BBC local radio. He is married to Meg and is father to Efa.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup III
Poznan, POL
Gold PR1 M1x
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Bronze PR1 M1x
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Bronze PR1 M1x
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Bronze PR1 M1x
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Bronze PR1 M1x
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver PR1 M1x
2020 Paralympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
5 PR1 M1x
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Silver PR1 M1x
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 PR1 M1x
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Bronze PR1 M1x
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2020
Event:
Paralympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Position:
5
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
PR1 M1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
PR1 M1x