Athletics Performance: Discus
Loughborough University alumnus Dan Greaves graduated from the University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2006. He continued his studies to gain an MSc in Sport and Leisure Management in 2009.
Dan has competed in five consecutive Paralympic Games since the age of 18. He holds a quintet of Paralympic medals with gold at Athens 2004, silvers at Sydney 2000 and London 2012 and bronzes at Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016.
Dan was named Paralympic champion in 2004, winning gold at the Athens Paralympic Games where he also set a new world record with a distance of 55.53m.
Dan joined Charnwood Athletics Club at the age of 13 and was soon recognised as having great potential. Competing at his first Paralympic Games in 2000, aged 18, Dan took home the silver medal for Discus in the F44/46 category.
Alongside his haul of Paralympic medals, Dan also holds four medals at World Championship level. He broke another world record in the 2011 World Championships in New Zealand and also has four gold European Championship medals and a Commonwealth Games gold from Glasgow 2014.
Dan still trains on campus having based himself at Loughborough University throughout his career, and the 2017 Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event was his tenth time competing.
In 2001, he became the first Paralympian to represent Great Britain in an able-bodied event with selection for the GB junior team.
Loughborough University is proud to induct Dan Greaves into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.