Dan is a full time athlete training at the high performance centre in Loughborough. His career has spanned some 18 years at the highest level only missing out on the podium twice in that time. Having competed at 5x Paralympic Games, 5 World championships and 6x European championships Dan has experienced allot of high level sport and come through some tough injuries to win. In 2006 he retained his F44 discus World Champioinship title despite returning to throwing two weeks earlier following knee surgery.
In 2001 he became the first Paralympian to represent GB in an able-bodied event when selected for GB Junior team. Dan has a Sports Science degree from Loughborough University and is studying for a Masters. Daniel was a keen sportsman at school. At 13 he got involved in Charnwood Athletics Club where he started throwing the discus. He is now a member of the Loughborough Students Athletics Club. He spent a couple of weeks on crutches with a knee injury just weeks before the 2006 World Championships, but still managed to retain the title he had won four years earlier in Lille. Beijing was the third successive Paralympics in which he won a medal in the discus, collecting bronze on this occasion after winning gold in 2000 and 2004. In 2011 saw him win the gold medal with a life-time best throw at the IPC Championships in Christchurch, New Zealnd. Dan has gone on to become commonwealth champion and set his lifetime best of 62.34m two weeks later at the IPC European Championships at Swansea in 2014