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Benjamin Pritchard

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Mumbles, Swansea

  • Date of Birth

    15/03/1992

  • Classification

    PR1 M1x

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After only taking up rowing in late 2016, Benjamin Pritchard has had a phenomenal rise to the international stage.

A former cyclist and triathlete, Pritchard 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.

Pritchard made his international debut for the GB Rowing Team in 2019, claiming two bronze medals at the Gavirate International Regatta, before winning bronze at World Cup II in Poznan on his World Cup debut.

He was then selected to represent Great Britain as the PR1 men’s single sculler at the 2019 World Championships where he finished just one second outside of the medals in fourth.

Pritchard won silver at the Varese European Championships 2021.

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