Cool Female Paralympian of the Day: Danielle Brown

The fabulous Ms Brown made history when she became the first Paralympian to also win a medla in able-bodied games. In short, she totally rocks.

Aug 31, 2012 at 11:00am | Leave a comment

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24-year-old archer Danielle Brown looks is already dripping in golf medals – she bagged the top score at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and the 2010 Commonwealth games in Dehli.

Danielle, who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy in her feet, and so competes sitting down or leaning against a stool, made history by moving across from the Paralympics to get a medal in the able-bodied Commonwealth games. Thus proving what a total rock star she is.

However, it’s the Paralympics that she takes most seriously, telling the Guardian that winning gold at the Commonwealth Games was ‘an incredible moment’, but the event pales in comparison to the Paralympics. ‘The Paralympics is more serious; I treat the able-bodied events more as fun,’ she says. ‘The Paralympics is the most prestigious event I could compete in. I'm really proud to be part of the team.’

A cracking team spirit as well as a massive hoard of medals - Danielle’s my kind of Olympian…