Harry Brown

Harry Brown

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    2.5 at Rio

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At 16-years-old, Harry Brown became the youngest player to represent the GB Men’s Senior Team when he made his debut at the 2011 BT Paralympic Cup.

A player recognised for his agility and speed on court, Harry – who lost both legs to meningitis as a baby – has also represented England in Wheelchair Rugby League. At 11-years-old, the Halifax native first played wheelchair basketball and since that day has continued to go from strength to strength in the sport.

2011 saw Harry make his senior major championships debut as the GB Men’s team made history at the European Championships, winning the European title for the first time since 1995. Since then, three more European gold medals have followed for Harry, his latest coming in 2019.

In 2014, the Halifax native made his World Championship debut for Great Britain in South Korea; going on to make his Paralympic Games debut in 2016 at the Rio Paralympics, where the team brought home the bronze medal.

After claiming European silver in 2017, Harry was a vital team member of the GB squad which secured Great Britain its first World Championships title with Harry one of the starting five players in every game in Hamburg.

Major Results

2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan

  • Bronze

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Bronze

2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK

  • Gold

2013 European Championships, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Gold

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