Danny Crates is a former Paralympic gold medallist, World champion, European champion, Paralympic World Cup winner and world record holder. His inspiring story begins with a promising rugby career, but after a horrific accient in 1994 when Danny lost his arm whilst travelling Australia, his story turns into one of determination and International achievement.
At the age of only 21, Danny not only accepted his accident but embraced what he could still achieve. Upon returning, Danny still had the passion for rugby and was the only known arm amputee playing club rugby in the country and received worldwide media attention. His drive for achievement then led him to train in athletics, he was quickly competing with the best in the world in the 400m T46 arm amputee class.
After being awarded a number of medals both at Olympic and World Championship level, in 2004 he set a new world record and became Paralympic champion at the Athens games. After an unfortunate accident just before his race in the 2008 Bejiing Olympics, Danny was forced to retire from him International career. Although this was initially another set back, Danny now uses his life experiences to inspire and motivate others.
Danny has launched a new presentation called The Final Hour. This presentation is aimed at teams who are working under pressure or in sales, and takes a look at how Paralympians prepare for their ONLY CHANCE at getting it right after 4 long years of training, and the coping strategies and mindset needed, along with sharing Danny's successes on the athletics track.
He appears on Celebrity Masterchef in 2015