Double Paralympic gold medalist Danielle Brown MBE has proven that setbacks do not have to be a barrier to success.
Taking up archery on her 15th birthday was the first step on a journey that saw her power to Paralympic glory. Danielle spent her entire international career as world number 1, winning gold in two consecutive Paralympic Games and three World Championships. She also accomplished something that very few disabled athletes manage when she transitioned onto the able-bodied team. 2010 saw her become the first disabled athlete to represent England in an able-bodied discipline at the Commonwealth Games, where she took the gold medal in the team event. Danielle’s proudest achievement is winning the gold medal on home soil in London 2012. Despite facing very heavy expectations, she fought a very exciting competition to take the gold medal on the last arrow.
During her career, Danielle invested a lot of her time into researching neuroscience, NLP and performance psychology, discovering that it is an athlete’s mentality that determines who gets to the top and stays there. She is now working as a speaker, mentor and coach, using this cutting-edge research and her experiences to help others, strive for excellence, develop skills for success and achieve big goals.
Medals and Awards:
· 2 x Paralympic gold medalist. Beijing 2008 and London 2012
· 3 x World Champion in individual category 2007, 2009, 2011. 2 x World Champion in the team event 2007, 2009
· Gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Danielle was the first disabled athlete to represent England in an able-bodied discipline at this event.
· European Champion 2010 – individual and team
· Gold medalist at the 2012 indoor world cup. Able-bodied event
· Silver medalist at the 2012 World Cup Finals. Able-bodied event
· World Number 1 for entire career
· 12 x world record holder
· Awarded a MBE for services to archery in the 2012 New Years Honours list