Athletes

Nick Beighton

Nick first sculled in July 2010 at Guildford Rowing Club as part of the rehabilitation programme at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. 

  • Events:
    Rowing
  • Home Town:
    Shrewsbury
  • Lives:
    Yateley, Hampshire
  • Trains:
    Caversham
  • Date Of Birth:
    29/09/1981
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

This followed his attendance at a BPA-run Paralympic Potential day at Brunel University in February 2010 through the Battle Back programme where he was made aware that the squad was looking for a male Trunk and Arms (TA) rower.

In 2011, Nick raced in the TA mixed Double Scull (TAMix2x) with Samantha Scowen at the first World Cup of the year in Munich, where they won the bronze medal.  It was a promising start for such a new pairing. 

At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia, Nick raced in the TA mixed Double Scull with Samantha Scowen, finishing 6th.

At London 2012, Nick made his Paralympic debut. The pair reached the final of the TAMix2x after winning the repechage, finishing in 4th place after a strong performance from their Chinese counterparts allowed them to claim the bronze.

“We are so proud of what we have achieved. We have worked so hard. You always aim for the top and we gave it everything."Nick Beighton

Nick is a serving Captain in the British Army with the Royal Engineers, having been commissioned from Sandhurst in 2006.  In October 2009 he was injured whilst fighting in Afghanistan and he has now been deployed to train full time with the GB Rowing Team's Adaptive Squad whilst still serving in the Army.

Nick was a passionate rock climber and mountaineer prior to his injury, making various trips and expeditions to the Himalayas, Andes and Alps.  He is still able to climb, ski and snowboard and hopes to get back into the mountains again one day.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • TAMix2x: 4th
  • 2011 World Rowing Championships, Bled, Slovenia
  • TAMix2x: 6th

Source: www.GBRowingTeam.org.uk

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